1940 - 1960 Cont.


Manufacturer: Sunbeam Corporation
Brand Name: Sunbeam
Model Number: T-20

  
Toaster type: Self-lowering
Details:
Sunbeam Model T-20, from the late 1940s through the mid 1950s. This was the first fully automatic toaster. When bread is placed into this toaster, it is automatically lowered; when the toasting cycle is complete, the unit shuts off and gently raisies the toast for removal.

This was Sunbeam's most enduring toaster design and was in production from the late 1940s through 1996


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Manufacturer: Super Star
Brand Name: Toastrite
Model Number: 1147

  
Details:
Sturdy pop-up toaster with wooden base and handles. This could be from the late 1930s as well.




Manufacturer: T. Eaton Co. Ltd.
Brand Name: Eatonia
Model Number: 202-E

  
Toaster type: Flopper
Details:
A very late (for the US) and simple manual flopper. We don't know of any other toasters made by the T. Eaton Co.




Manufacturer: The Toastswell Co.
Brand Name: Toastswell
Model Number: Model 444


Details:
Another example of streamlining in the design of this attention-grabbing 4-slice toaster.

This toaster was generously donated by Greg Jackson, Charlottesville VA


Manufacturer: Toastess Co.
Brand Name: Sturdy
Model Number: 202


Toaster type: Flopper
Details:
The Sturdy Turn Over toaster by the Toastess Co. of Canada.




Manufacturer: Utility Electric Co
Brand Name: Toastswell
Model Number: Cat #222


Toaster type: Pop-up
Details:
Bulbous, loaf-shaped toaster that was marketed as being "silent" (see link to ad below) as it didn't use a clicking, mechanical timer.

This toaster was generously donated by Lisa Cherkasky, Arlington, VA
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Manufacturer: Utility Electric Co
Brand Name: Toastswell
Model Number: Cat #791


Toaster type: Pop-up
Details:
Toastswell automatic pop-up. The lever near the handle lowers the bread and activates the elements rather than the handles themselves.

This toaster was generously donated by Lisa Cherkasky, Arlington, VA


Manufacturer: Westinghouse
Brand Name: Westinghouse
Model Number: TK-24

  
Details:
Pop-up toaster from the 1940s with an unusual horseshoe shape. This model is shown with the Bakelite toast rack that also doubles as a dust cover (see additional photo linked to) for the toaster.


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Manufacturer: Westinghouse
Brand Name: Westinghouse
Model Number: TO-71


Details:
Streamlined pop-up by Westinghouse from the late 1940s with ornate Bakelite base and handles & a delicate floral etching on sides.


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Manufacturer: Bar-B-Buns, Inc.
Brand Name: Toas-Tite
Model Number: none on toaster

  
Toaster type: Manual
Details:
A non-electric toasting device, the Toas-Tite Makes a Luscious Sealed-In Drip Proof Hot Toasted Sandwich, according to the literature.

The instruction sheet continues:
Pudgy pies are what everybody yearns for: something new to eat!

These delectable little taste thrills look like miniature pies, crispy brown outside and sealed all around the edge so the filling won't drip out the back while you're biting the front.

All it takes to make pudgy pies is a spoonful of filling between two slices of bread. The Toas-Tite does the rest.

Made with fruit or preserves, pudgy pies are out of this world for a quick, easy dessert. With meat or cheese spreads, you get plump, hot savory pudgies, better than any sandwich you ever ate. Even leftovers take on glamour when served in piping hot pudgy pies.


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