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BREAD

For bread the merchant labors long and late;
For bread the beggar goes from gate to gate.
For bread the sailor loses hearth and home,
A thousand, thousand miles bread-seekers roam.

For bread the wild birds fall in nets and gins;
For bread do men commit a hundred sins.
For bread the soldier dies in seige and fight;
For bread the minstrel carols day and night.

For bread men study all that man may know.
The house that wanteth bread if filled with woe;
For bread unites the family as one,
Its lack divides the father from the son.

For bread are weddings made and sermons said;
Of all good things, the first and best is bread.


-- From Lyric Laughter by Arthur Guiterman

The disposable era arrives -- as it becomes cheaper to buy a new toaster than it is to have one repaired. Still - the toaster remains an accurate reflection of design trends.

Manufacturer: General Electric
Brand Name: General Electric
Model Number: 35T126


Toaster type: Pop-up
Details:
4-slice toaster from the 1960s.

This toaster was generously donated by Linda Kightlinger, Olympia WA


Manufacturer: Farberware
Brand Name: Farberware
Model Number: 273


Details:
Farberware toaster that stands on a couple of little platform feet and has a rounded base.




Manufacturer: General Electric
Brand Name: GE
Model Number: 45T83


Details:
Big, stout toaster with broiler tray from the early 1960s. Turning a knob on this unit allows one to either direct the heat up to the toaster or down to the warming tray/broiler.


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Manufacturer: General Electric
Brand Name: General Electric
Model Number: 12T15


Toaster type: Flatbed
Details:
Open front flatbed toaster/oven/broiler from the 1960s.

This toaster was generously donated by Carol & Neil Krantz in memory of Julia Silverness


Manufacturer: McGraw Edison Company
Brand Name: Toastmaster
Model Number: B145


Details:
Toastmaster Food Toaster Custom with a nice Still Life drawing of fruit, a coffee pot and a mug of coffee on its side - why not?




Manufacturer: McGraw Edison Company
Brand Name: Toastmaster
Model Number: B180


Details:
The Toastmaster Sovereign IV with carrying handle.


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Manufacturer: Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Brand Name: Kenmore
Model Number: 135.6321


Details:
Squarish pop-up, top slightly concave, check-textured gold end panels, Kenmore gold script attached to lower sides.




Manufacturer: Sunbeam Corporation
Brand Name: Sunbeam
Model Number: AT-A


Details:
This stylish toaster has silkscreened glass sides.


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Manufacturer: Sunbeam Corporation
Brand Name: Sunbeam
Model Number: AT-B


Toaster type: Self-lowering automatic
Details:
Sunbeam put its experience with self-lowering toasters in a new form with the Thinline touch n' toast series.




Manufacturer: Sunbeam Corporation
Brand Name: Sunbeam
Model Number: VT-40-1


Details:
Sunbeam Vista Toaster. The 1960s version of Sunbeam's very successful fully automatic design that began in the late 1940s with the Model T-20.

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