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Old Sheffield Plate Crested Cheese Toaster by H. Wilkinson & Co, Circa 1836
This is a fine, Old Sheffield Plate "Welsh Rarebit" toaster. It is rectangular with rounded corners, reeded rim and footrim, leafy-scrolled side handles, and stands on four compressed ball feet. The bottom and interior are tinned. Hallmarked with cross keys for H. Wilkinson & Co, circa 1836. The shallow drop-in compartment has a tinned bottom and a hinged, domed cover with button knop. Let-in silver shield has a crest (ref. Plate 67, #4) and the motto: "Multa tuli fecique" – "I have borne and done many things," Awkwright. The top opens to reveal six plated 2 ½" square cheese containers. 12" over the handles; 6 ½" wide.
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