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"Automatic Pop-Up " Toaster, Model 1481

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Chromed metal,plastic, electrical elements.
DATES Designed ca. 1947, design patented June 15, 1948
DIMENSIONS 7 x 11 x 6 in. (17.8 x 27.9 x 15.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Molded on bottom: "PROCTOR AUTOMATIC POP-UP TOASTER/ with Color Guard/ PROCTOR ELECTRIC COMPANY/ PHILADELPHIA 40 PENNA. U.S.A./ MODEL 1481/ PATENTS 2,179,422, 2,301,070/ 2,393,183 ALSO SEE CARTON/ FOR ALTERNATING CURRENT ONLY/ 110-220 VOLTS 1000 WATTS" "UL [in circle]" Molded on top: "* SINGLE SLICE HERE *" Molded on sides of handles: "PROCTOR" Molded at base of side: "CRUMB TRAY"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of David A. Hanks in honor of George R. Kravis II
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CAPTION Donald Earl Daily (American, 1914-1997). "Automatic Pop-Up " Toaster, Model 1481, Designed ca. 1947, design patented June 15, 1948. Chromed metal,plastic, electrical elements., 7 x 11 x 6 in. (17.8 x 27.9 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of David A. Hanks in honor of George R. Kravis II, 2010.75.2. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, CUR.2010.75.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Streamlined chrome, oval toaster with polished and matte body, with ridged pattern on matte base of toaster; at top center, two long, wide, slots for bread and two mirrored, protruding handles at top third of toaster, the handles comprising two parts, with black plastic conforming handle base and pyramid shaped, colorless ridged handle ends. Below the handle which raises interior toasting mechanism is a small, black, ridged dial for moderating color of toasted bread, mirrored, is a lever for the crumb tray and to the rear of the toaster is the original black and white cord with electric plug. Condition: Good
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"Automatic Pop-Up " Toaster, Model 1481