Carbide (Acetylene) Gas Toaster

Carbide (Acetylene) Gas Toaster

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Description
Five-jet single burner on four splayed tab feet with a circular, four-arm, fixed grate and white ceramic-handled stopcock or shut-off valve; for use with Colt carbide-feed acetylene gas generator. Separate four-sided toaster; consists of a tiered top piece, pyramidal body with four columns of horizontal pierced slots on each side and rounded-corner square base, all held together with bent wire racks with projections for holding bread. No maker's marks on either piece.
America Lava Corporation of Chattanooga, TN (1902-1981) produced ceramic insulators for acetylene burners and, later, electrical equipment. Dates of operation for the Acetylene Stove Manufacturing Company not known.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
toaster
date made
ca 1930
place made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
Physical Description
iron (grate, burner tubes material)
iron (grate finish material)
enamel (grate and grate support finish material)
chrome plate (base, nozzle material)
metal, white (stopcock material)
ceramic (stopcock handle material)
sheet, metal (toaster top, body, base material)
wire, metal (toaster support material)
Measurements
overall: 8 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in x 8 3/4 in; 22.225 cm x 16.51 cm x 22.225 cm
ID Number
1977.0935.13
catalog number
1977.0935.13
accession number
1977.0935
Credit Line
The Eastern Light Company
subject
Cooking
Household Tools and Equipment
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Energy & Power
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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