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SteveRetherford
OK , it doesnt always need to be a lamp or lantern i just like to fiddle with stuff . saw this old Toastmaster i had in storage , plugged it in n got heat but the timer didnt do anything ..... so i took it all apart , i can tell you it has way more parts than a 242 LOL at one point i turned it upside down and maybe a dozen parts fell to the floor .......had to cut off maybe maybe 8 inches of electrical cord to find good cord inside it and re connect it . but this timer is what concerned me the most , i just started by oiling every part that could rotate and it started working TICK TICK TICK like a time bomb . this was made in the nickel period , its not chrome here but nickeled steel so i put a little mothers polish to it .........this is a tostmaster model 1A1 the very first home unit that didnt require you to flip the toast to get both sides ......these were introduced in 1926 ....... put it all back together and made some toast with it yesterday .......it will only make one slice at a time :-) ....almost 100 years old n still ticking :-)

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Chucker
Good work Steve.

Now you've inspired me to look for one. We try not to get toaster's made after 1960 or so. We love the looks of the mid-century ones.
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Chucker
It must be a great toaster - it has the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval". Cool. Thanks for the papers Steve. 
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I SHALL NOT fall down this rabbit hole but I'm glad you did, great job!
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hikerduane
I have a three slice one, not that old that I made off with when I was renting back in community college in Nevada.  Timer no longer works and some elements no longer work.
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Deanofid
I love that period of manufacturing.  Beauty first, and two pieces of toast second. 
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SteveRetherford
it wouldnt be good to use anywhere that has fumes or dust as it creates quite an ARC when you push the lever down , even Patty noticed it . when you push the lever down for the bread inside the toaster it pushes two rather large blocks of carbon together completing the electrical circuit , making for a light show after dark . it would probably scare modern consumers LOL but not me :-) patty did say lets not keep it pluged in when not in use :-)
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pongo
Steve, that is so cool. Thanks for posting. My grandfather worked for them as a designer from the 1940s to 60s. He designed their logo and toasters. 
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SteveRetherford
i have one similar to this , you can see that logo on the side of many of these oldies

Toastmaster Chrome Electric Automatic Pop Up Toaster  Model image 1
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Gunhippie
I  need to find and refurb something like that. My quest to find a good, new toaster has led down far too many false trails. Anyone want a very nice two-slice toaster that produces perfect croutons? How about a toaster that actually fits modern sliced bread?

My best toaster is the pyramid I use on my Coleman stoves.
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pongo
i have one similar to this , you can see that logo on the side of many of these oldies

Toastmaster Chrome Electric Automatic Pop Up Toaster  Model image 1
very nice to see.
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MrAlexxx
That's cool Steve!
Ahhhhhh old toasters...another fetish of mine.  lol   Not sure if I posted about playing with this one or not?  Regardless...DEFINITELY more parts than a 242!  Ain't they fun Steve?  This old Universal toaster has a gear/spring driven mechanism to trip open the door when your toast is done how you like it.  I must of had it apart 20 times to set the spring tension to work properly. A real exercise in patience plus a 3rd  hand would of come in handy. Now I want a piece of toast.  🙂

Alex

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i used to have a whole collection of old toasters but havent seen em in years , i think i know where there at , ill have to find em . they are marvels of engineering !!!
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JimL

Does making that work again gain you membership to this group?   https://www.toastmasters.org/

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Skydivedave
Man it's threads like this that keep me coming back. Thanks to all of you for sharing, and to Steve, the OP. Great stuff! 
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Now that's a cool Toaster!
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thewoodswatchman
Very cool and a lesson in patience too im sure Steve.  I like it when things seem easy / simple then part keep reproducing themselves, ask me how i know this, funny stuff. Dang this is going to be a bigger pain in the arse than i thought. But i cant just stop, then i have to set it aside for a day which ill feel more like messing with this damned thing then now, but that will never happen. This isnt what i felt like doing for a half a day. Its now or never, ive been down this road before. Good job Steve its pretty darn cool. Probably weighs 10 lbs. Huh....
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corky569
"TOASTS BOTH SIDES AT ONCE"!!!!!!! What's next! Sliced bread??????
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JimL
>>What's next! Sliced bread??????

Just wait.  I bet Coleman comes out with a toaster for a camp stove!

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egroscup
Fixing one of those has to be very satisfying. I've had this guy bookmarked for years, knock yourselves out. https://toastercentral.com/
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BSAGuy
That's a cool piece, Steve.  Industrial art.  If you want to replace the coprd with a period correct one, these guys have an incredible variety of 'em:

https://vintagewireandsupply.com/rewire-cords-restoration-kits/
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Gunhippie
Best stovetop toaster design I know of, the pyramid toaster:

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New ones are stupid expensive, but are made from stainless, so maybe worth it. Theoretically capable of four slices at a time if they are very small slices. You have to figure out the right temp and keep moving the bread around, but it will come out toast and not croutons if yo get the heat right. I use this one regularly and it lives in my 426 in the Van.
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Rubing
OMG I am going to turn my head to toasters, I know another GPA collector that collects old toasters as well 
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colemanholic
Here's one of my favorites a Toast-O-lator. Put bread in one side and the bread moves thru on toastdogs and drops out the other side. toast.jpg 
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SteveRetherford
thats neat !!! is that a mica window ?
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Recoil
I do enjoy seeing these pics....old toasters are cool but another collection I CANNOT start....lol.  the stove top wire frame is always fun too.
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I have one like Timm!  
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Northman49
This was before the time that banks were offering toasters to clients when opening an account....LOL
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we may need to start a Toaster Tuesday thread
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macwacs
I had a friend years ago that had one of the walking toasters. Amusing to watch in the morning and would like to have one someday.
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SteveRetherford

The Walking Toaster

The earliest models of this toaster were produced in New York City in 1937, first in Manhattan and later across the East River in Long Island City, Queens, near the Breyer's ice cream plant. This is spittin' distance to the site for Amazon's headquarters that didn't happen. This toaster was manufactured there in the summer of 1950, just a year before the toaster was discontinued.

It was billed as "New As Tomorrow"

On one end of the toaster is the knob to control light to dark, and on the other end is the On Off switch. The massive base is bakelite and signed nicely on both sides.

You put in bread in one end, watch it going by in the little porthole window, and it comes out toast on the other end. The bread moves through the toaster propelled by a clever mechanism driven by a little motor.

This one has been disassembled, cleaned and completely serviced and ready for making the morning toast, or entertaining all the neighbor kids for an after school snack. The toaster measures 12 inches long, 5 inches wide and 10 inches long. It is in excellent condition.

The Walking Toaster
110-125 Volts 600-850 Watts 60 Cycles
Toast-o-lator Co. Inc.
Long Island City, N.Y.

toaster made in New York City

Scott and Kristina in Des Moines bought this model toaster and wrote We love watching our toast go through our Toast O Later? Hard to believe it is 70 years old! I hope we bring US made and US innovation back! This is so what we used to be!!!! Love the instructions that came with it!!

Todd in Portland, Oregon bought this model toaster and wrote I've never had so much fun with a kitchen appliance before--thanks a million.

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here is a good link to more WALKING info

http://www.jitterbuzz.com/indtol.html
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colemanholic
Steve, the window is glass. They built a few with the big widows for demonstration purposes. I always get great reactions from everyone that see it work. 
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outlawmws
So does anyone know who actually made the toaster Timm posted below?  I went googling, and fell short.  I can find any number of references and pics, but no maker or if its still made (lots of the Crouton makers Timm mentioned earlier)

I found one I'm near done with the de-rusting process (Evaporust) and will clean and season it like an old CI skillet, but who made these?

Gunhippie wrote:
Best stovetop toaster design I know of, the pyramid toaster:

[49920946238_d7614f773a_b]

New ones are stupid expensive, but are made from stainless, so maybe worth it. Theoretically capable of four slices at a time if they are very small slices. You have to figure out the right temp and keep moving the bread around, but it will come out toast and not croutons if yo get the heat right. I use this one regularly and it lives in my 426 in the Van.
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I did find what I believe to be the original source patent:  https://patents.google.com/patent/US943555?oq=patent:943555
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Gunhippie
Here's someone that's still making them: https://www.jacobbromwell.com/products/genuine-pyramid-toaster

Like I said, stupid expensive.
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SteveRetherford
theres a ton of used ones on ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-4-Slice-Pyramid-Camp-Toaster/133495668917?hash=item1f14f640b5:g:ZJEAAOSwWz9fFRlI
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Smudge
Beautiful toaster. There's one similar, if not identical, pictured in the 1933 film "Ex-lady" staring Bette Davis. She's having breakfast and it's on the table.
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outlawmws
Yeah I found that SS version later - crazy... - That does make sense to be a 2 slice toaster given the size of bread typically.

I could come up with a better design for the bread today: 2 slices (as above) longer, a couple of low deflectors for spreading the head laterally.  maybe three of the prop wires for smaller bread not to fall through?

Or just buy a small loaf of bread...  some are made that way.

What I can't find as yet is who made them - no assignment on the patent, so not clue there it was granted Dec 14 1909, so has been around a while...

Steve,  I have one I grabbed last weekend  I just need a deeper container for the Evaporust one direction of the other i I thought I was there but not quite...:

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StanDahl
I've still got my family's late 50's toastmaster and it works. I stumbled across this video a while back, and it takes a look from an electrical engineering perspective and it explains why these toasters are so great. If I remember correctly, it explains why they were so dangerous (don't stick a knife in there to get stuck toast out! - but I always did), and how to properly ground one. 
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