Chrome-plated metal, Bakelite
Overall: 7 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. (19.1 x 21.6 x 14.6 cm)
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.
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.
Gift of Mary Ann Dzupin Gallagher and Nancy Dzupin York in memory of Anna Purdes
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