Hot plate

Object Number: 
1956.171.18ab[dup]
Date: 
1900-1950
Medium: 
Metal, plastic, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 3 1/4 in. × 5 3/4 in. (8.3 × 14.6 cm) Overall (b): 71 in. × 1 1/2 in. × 3/4 in. (180.3 × 3.8 × 1.9 c
Marks: 
stamped: on base: "ELECTRIC*SILEX/ THE SILEX CO/ MALDEN, MASS/ VOLTS 110-WATTS 440/440" molded: on cord: "M/ 10A 125V 5A 250V "
Description: 
Round metal (chrome) hot plate on a metal pedestal with five semi-circular black metal feet; set inside is a ceramic cook top with metal coils running through; on one side of the pedestal are two metal prongs which insert into the cord; brown plastic jacket with a black on/off switch on the side and a brown plastic and metal knob for tightening; green and white cotton wrap around the interior wires; black plug with two metal prongs.
Gallery Label: 
This hot plate belonged to Ruth Draper.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. E. C. Carter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group