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Post# 949674   7/23/2017 at 17:39 (359 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Post# 949745 , Reply# 1   7/23/2017 at 23:55 (359 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        

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Maybe for someone who lives in like a studio apartment & doesn't have a stove or much counter space for a toaster?

It's very interesting though.

Post# 949747 , Reply# 2   7/24/2017 at 00:05 (359 days old) by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Looks like something that would have been used at a lunch counter diner.  Maybe with two stainless steel pots for heating soup or something. 

Post# 949749 , Reply# 3   7/24/2017 at 00:21 (359 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Kinda neat for whatever it is--A toaster?A hotplate?NO!!!-ITS BOTH!!! GET YOURS TODAY!!!Guess you would need a 20A circuit to run the thing-esp if the toaster and hotplates were run at the same time.

Post# 949750 , Reply# 4   7/24/2017 at 00:22 (359 days old) by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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I think that this was probably made by a company like Silex or Cory for diners/lunch counters. You would keep one pot of coffee hot on one of the burners and a second pot of water hot on the other burner, ready to brew another pot of vacuum brewed coffee. The toaster is self explanatory, LOL.

Post# 949752 , Reply# 5   7/24/2017 at 00:26 (359 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

If this was made for a diner-the unit probably ran off 220-240V.

Post# 949761 , Reply# 6   7/24/2017 at 01:59 (359 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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The weird thing is, that toaster looks like one I brought to the Long Beach wash-in as a give-away item.  I think Fred may have taken it.  If it works the same, that lever actually flips open the center portion of the toaster 90 degrees, with the top surface becoming vertical and the side surface horizontal, revealing guides for two slices of bread.  Place the bread inside the guides and flip back over to close and toast.   Heating element was manually controlled by an in-line switch.


I don't know if the bread gets toasted sideways or if you place the bread into the guides sideways so it toasts right side up.  The whole thing didn't seem practical and I never used it, so that's why I let it go.


Again, if it's like my toaster was, you wouldn't be able to use the burner on the right because you'd need that space for the bread holder to flip up and over for loading and unloading.



Post# 949766 , Reply# 7   7/24/2017 at 03:23 (359 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

I think is is a toaster/coffee maker and used to have duel coffee making carafe's with it.

Post# 949772 , Reply# 8   7/24/2017 at 05:40 (359 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, There┤s a Lady on Stage)        
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Given the Art Deco style and age of the thing would say it fits with "vacuum" coffee brewing. Have several Silex heaters made for use with their vacuum coffee pots that have same heating elements.

Of course once everyone moved over to electric perk pots, then this sort of appliance as shown in OP became passÚ.

In any case idea was to have coffee and toast at breakfast (especially for His Nibbs) table with a minimum of fuss or bother.

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Post# 949773 , Reply# 9   7/24/2017 at 05:43 (359 days old) by brucelucenta ()        

Thank you Launderess, these were my thoughts also.

Post# 949897 , Reply# 10   7/24/2017 at 19:57 (358 days old) by realvanman (Southern California)        

But, then again, I'm prone to liking most anything "old". :)

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