On Tue 31 Mar 2009 06:54:08p, phil..c told us...
> while browsing the toaster web site
I'm very interested in vintage and antique electric appliances and have
managed to collect a few. My parents were married in 1937 and received as
wedding gifts a GE waffle iron, 3-beater mixer, and toaster. I guess my
mom was very careful with her appliaces because all three are still in near
mint condition, though they all had frequent use, and still operate
flawlessly. My grandmother had a Sunbeam Mixmaster, an older model than
the one in the picture. I also have it and it also still works flawlessly.
I have a toaster from 1923, very decorative, but I can't remember the brand
offhand. Other items include a Hamilton Beach stand mixer from the 1930s,
a Hamilton Beach Malt Mixer from the 1940s (from a drugstore), and a
collection of glass vacuum coffee makers. The coffee makers are all
intact, but only one can still be used. The rubber gaskets on the other
pots have hardened and cannot be replaced. The one I sometimes uses a
ground glass seal rather than rubber gasket.
Anyway, they're fun to have and fun to use, and make an interesting display
in the kitchen.
There was no apparent planned obselecence in the old days.
Enjoy your Mixmaster!
"One man's meat is another man's poison"
- Oswald Dykes, English writer, 1709.