This wonderful old canister was used in soda fountains for keeping fudge sauce warm. The shiny aluminum cylinder has a black enamel painted base and a metal strip that reads Hot Fudge Sundae. An electric element inside the base heats up the removeable stoneware liner which makes it easy to remove for cleaning. The hinged lid has a maroon bakelite knob and there is a small opening for the ladle handle to stick out. In this case the scoop is made of aluminum and stamped Nestle’s. It may not be the original ladle but it’s certainly appropriate for the piece. The stoneware insert is embossed; Helmco, Inc. 30 MPco. Inside the bottom of the base is an original label that explains that the temperature on the unit has been factory set and should not be tampered with. It was made by the Helmco company of Chicago and I believe it is from the 1950’s. It is a great piece of soda fountain memorabilia and wouldn’t a hot fudge ice cream sundae the perfect treat!
It measures about 10 ½” high to the top of the knob or about 8 5/8” to the top of the black ring before the lid starts to dome. Overall it is in very good, working condition with minimal wear. It does heat up and warm the stoneware. The aluminum body has light scuff and scratch wear and minimal tiny dents and there is minor scratch wear to the painted rim that sits on the top to hold the lid. The knob is a little crooked. The electric cord is original. The crock measures about 5 3/8” in diameter across the top by about 4 ½” high. There are a couple of dark craze lines in the bottom but there are no cracks that go through and chips. The ladle measures about 8 ¾” long and the bowl measures about 1 7/8” in diameter at the top and about 1 ¾” deep.
It works as stated but is a vintage appliance and is being sold as-is with no guarantees and care should always be taken when using vintage electrical items.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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3 ½+# w-o packing