- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- cooking-pouch, electric
- date made
- ca 1977
- place made
- United States
- place used
- United States: Maryland, Bethesda
- Physical Description
- cardboard (box material)
- plastic (sealer material)
- rubber (power cord material)
- 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
- accession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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