Seal-a-Meal II

Seal-a-Meal II

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Description
Food sealer/cooking pouch sealer in original box, which is decorated with photographs and printed text.
A. Yellow rectangular plastic box, sealing unit, with lid attached to rotating arms; a protected strip of heating element at front to seal plastic bags, with bag-securing pegs; rubber strip on inside lid; white plastic power chord; “DaZey” logo printed on white and green panel to the right, with red power light above; metal plate on underside with holes for hanging on wall. Top lid reads: “seal-a-meal® II” in black, “PRESS HERE” embossed beside. Bottom is stamped: “9 477 DAZEY PRODUCTS CO./MODEL SAM 2-7000/58 WATTS 1220 VOLTS/60 HZ. A.C. ONLY/USE WITH ANY HOUSEHOLD OUTLET./U.S. PAT. 4,021,290/UL®/(illegible)/SEALER/508 J”
B. Cardboard box of clear plastic cooking bags “Seal-a-meal SAM II” fits in a long cavity inside A.
C. Opaque-white, plastic oval ring, lip at top “E Z Fill” to be attached to top of bag.
Also includes booklet “DaZey seal-a-meal II recipe and instruction book.”
Patent 4,021,290, May 3, 1977, Kevin R. Smith, Dazey Products Company, for “Bag sealer apparatus”
Maker is Dazey Corporation, St. Louis, Missouri, founded early nineteenth (19th) century, who became a subsidiary of Landers, Frary, and Clark in 1954, which was then acquired by general Electric’s housewares division in 1965. In addition, the DaZey name was acquired by other companies and used on various products, including Seal-a-Meal.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cooking-pouch, electric
date made
ca 1977
maker
Dazey
place made
United States
place used
United States: Maryland, Bethesda
Physical Description
cardboard (box material)
plastic (sealer material)
rubber (power cord material)
Measurements
overall- seal-a-meal unit: 3 3/8 in x 14 3/4 in x 4 1/8 in; 8.5725 cm x 37.465 cm x 10.4775 cm
overall-in box: 3 7/8 in x 15 7/8 in x 6 1/4 in; 9.8425 cm x 40.3225 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
1988.0608.08
accession number
1988.0608
catalog number
1988.0608.08
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

I own two of these products. In fact today, July 8, 2019 I used it to seal left over pot roast for use on an up-coming trip. While we have to manually make the vacuum, it certainly serves its purpose. 40 Years ago, my newly wed wife and I cooked and froze three weeks worth of dinners to take with us on our honeymoon. We have a special diet requirement and the places we went didn't cater to our needs. We had some three course dinners- Soup, main with side dishes, dessert, while others were quick one course lunches. A great product, which is still very useful. Now all I need are more pouches.....

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