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Object Name: Electric toaster
Date: 1930-1940
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Medium: Chrome-plated metal, cloth covered cord, rubber, Bakelite
Dimensions: Overall: 7 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (19.1 x 21.6 x 14.6 cm)
Place made: United States, New Britain
Description: Chrome-plated metal toaster with hinged bread trays. Trays with fan shaped vents and white Bakelite handles. Four small rubber bun feet on bottom; fabric-covered electrical cord.
Credit Line: Gift of Mary Ann Dzupin Gallagher and Nancy Dzupin York in memory of Anna Purdes
Object Number: 2011.10.1
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This toaster was used by the donor's great aunt, Anna Purdes (1898-1983), who came to the U.S. from Czechoslovakia in the ninteenth century and settled on the Lower East Side. The toaster required close monitoring to keep the bread from burning.