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November 23, 2016


Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A two-slice, manual-turn, electric toaster. The rectangular, open-sided appliance has a horizontal top and base and a movable, vertical, metal bread holder on each side, with exposed heating elements in the center which extend from side to side and top to base. Each openwork bread holder can be pulled outward by a small black knob and flipped to toast the other side. Circa 1925.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this toaster in our collections database.

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