Old Kwikway Electric Toaster with Cord

This is an old electric toaster made by the Kwikway Co. of St. Louis. A slice of bread goes on either side in the drop down door which is then closed so the bread rest on the vertical wires. Down the center are two pieces of mica wrapped with a fine electric element which heats up when the toaster is plugged in. When you think the bread is brown enough on one side you open the doors, remove the bread, turn it over and put it back on to finish toasting. There is no on/off switch, you had to manually plug it in or unplug it. This is a transition style having the drop down doors but looking like the later, more deco styled versions. It is chrome plated with brown Bakelite handles. It looks like it also has a Bakelite base but the base is actually painted tin. It has an attached, old cloth cord with a brown rubber end. The last patent dates this to the late 1930's.

The base measures about 8 ¼" by 5 ½" and it measures about 7 ½" high and is very nice condition, working with minimal wear. There is minimal scratch wear to the plating and rub wear on the painted surface. The flat elements wrapped around the mica sheets still heat up nicely. There is a small amount of fraying to the outer wrap of the cloth cord. It does not go through to the wires but has been shown in the photo.

It works as stated but is a vintage appliance and is being sold as-is with no guarantees.

The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.

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Item ID: 18693


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$55 USD SOLD

Ogee's Antiques


Debra & Robert Helton, Eagle, ID   

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