HMV Burlington electric toaster model TU1, c 1949.

 
HMV Burlington electric toaster model TU1, c 1949.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Description

Made by the Gramophone Co Ltd, Hayes, Middlesex. From the 1940s the pop-up toaster took over as the standard design. The first pop-up toaster was designed in 1919 by the mechanic Charles Strite, who incorporated springs and a variable timer. The shape and decorative design of this toaster contains elements of the Art Deco style.

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