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Quote:I sure would like to see this electrical contraption of great beauty! If it is that good looking, I simply must have one.
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It seems that toasters have been the vehicle for all kinds of drama and comedy in movies of the
'30s and '40s.
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And electric gadgets are still fodder for comedy. There were so many new smaller appliances like toasters during the 1940s that they must have been the
sources of many a joke on the radio and in the movies. One of the running jokes on The Cosby Show was Cliff Huxtable's hobby of collecting gadgets he never
used. The ultimately ended up filling a cabinet or two in the kitchen!
Speaking of gadgets, check out this nightmare of a '40s gadget... It's the TOASTOVE - a combination two-slice toaster, warming oven, and hotplate for
your frying pan or percolator. I wonder how many of these babies sold. (Makes me want to call the fire department!)
On safer ground, here's a honey of an idea. Just in time for the 1940 Christmas season, it's the Toast 'n' Jam Set - complete with a walnut
tray, "toast plate" by Fransiscan Ware, and matching jam and marmalade jars.
Here's an alternate version sold in 1941:
After 1941, toaster ads virtually disappear from the magazines and don't really resurface until 1947.
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