Donald Earl Daily (American, 1914–1997). <em>"Automatic Pop-Up " Toaster, Model 1481</em>, ca. 1947 (designed), 1948 (patent). Chromed metal, plastic, electrical elements., 7 x 11 x 6 in. (17.8 x 27.9 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of David A. Hanks in honor of George R. Kravis II, 2010.75.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2010.75.2.jpg)

"Automatic Pop-Up " Toaster, Model 1481

Artist:Donald Earl DailyProctor Electric Company

Medium: Chromed metal, plastic, electrical elements.

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1947 (designed), 1948 (patent)

Dimensions: 7 x 11 x 6 in. (17.8 x 27.9 x 15.2 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 2010.75.2

Image: CUR.2010.75.2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Streamlined chrome, oval toaster with polished and matte body, with ridged pattern on matte base of toaster; at top center, two long, wide, slots for bread and two mirrored, protruding handles at top third of toaster, the handles comprising two parts, with black plastic conforming handle base and pyramid shaped, colorless ridged handle ends. Below the handle which raises interior toasting mechanism is a small, black, ridged dial for moderating color of toasted bread, mirrored, is a lever for the crumb tray and to the rear of the toaster is the original black and white cord with electric plug. Condition: Good

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