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    James Silverton Guest

    Default The toaster: a most significant anniversary.

    Hello All!

    Did you know that it is the 100th anniversary of the invention of the
    toaster?
    http://tinyurl.com/dl2jfo

    I've never seen the oldest ones but I did come across one that you had
    to open and close to toast the second side in a beach house at Cape
    Hatteras, NC. It was quite ingenious how the toast was flipped over
    without touching it.

    --


    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations:
    not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: The toaster: a most significant anniversary.


    "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:aAqAl.779$[email protected]..
    > Hello All!
    >
    > Did you know that it is the 100th anniversary of the invention of the
    > toaster?
    > http://tinyurl.com/dl2jfo
    >
    >

    That should read the invention of the "Electric" toaster.

    There were stove top toasters long before, even for wood stoves... folks
    have been toasting bread over an open fire from since there was bread.

    I grew up with the first stove top model shown, that square one.

    http://www.toastercentral.com/non.htm





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    Zeppo Guest

    Default Re: The toaster: a most significant anniversary.


    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:aAqAl.779$[email protected]..
    >> Hello All!
    >>
    >> Did you know that it is the 100th anniversary of the invention of the
    >> toaster?
    >> http://tinyurl.com/dl2jfo
    >>
    >>

    > That should read the invention of the "Electric" toaster.
    >
    > There were stove top toasters long before, even for wood stoves... folks
    > have been toasting bread over an open fire from since there was bread.
    >
    > I grew up with the first stove top model shown, that square one.
    >
    > http://www.toastercentral.com/non.htm


    And I have one of the round ones (the one with wires to hold up the bread)
    for camping. Works fine over a camp stove or campfire.

    Jon



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    phil..c Guest

    Default Re: The toaster: a most significant anniversary.

    brooklyn1 wrote:
    > "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:aAqAl.779$[email protected]..
    >> Hello All!
    >>
    >> Did you know that it is the 100th anniversary of the invention of the
    >> toaster?
    >> http://tinyurl.com/dl2jfo
    >>
    >>

    > That should read the invention of the "Electric" toaster.
    >
    > There were stove top toasters long before, even for wood stoves... folks
    > have been toasting bread over an open fire from since there was bread.
    >
    > I grew up with the first stove top model shown, that square one.
    >
    > http://www.toastercentral.com/non.htm
    >
    >
    >
    >

    My first toaster was a length of number eight fencing wire
    made into a fork then heat toast on open fire
    Perhaps some caveman possibly with the name zogg
    used a forked bit of stick earlier than that

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    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: The toaster: a most significant anniversary.


    "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:_ctAl.802$[email protected]..
    >
    > "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:aAqAl.779$[email protected]..
    >> Hello All!
    >>
    >> Did you know that it is the 100th anniversary of the invention of the
    >> toaster?
    >> http://tinyurl.com/dl2jfo
    >>
    >>

    > That should read the invention of the "Electric" toaster.
    >
    > There were stove top toasters long before, even for wood stoves... folks
    > have been toasting bread over an open fire from since there was bread.
    >
    > I grew up with the first stove top model shown, that square one.
    >
    > http://www.toastercentral.com/non.htm



    Yep my grandmother used on on top of a gas stove.

    She ate a lousy bread - a small loaf that came in a green & white package it
    was either Gluten bread or Gluten free bread. This was 50 years ago in New
    York. It was lousy bread but Great toast.

    :-)

    Dimitri



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    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: The toaster: a most significant anniversary.


    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "brooklyn1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:_ctAl.802$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:aAqAl.779$[email protected]..
    >>> Hello All!
    >>>
    >>> Did you know that it is the 100th anniversary of the invention of the
    >>> toaster?
    >>> http://tinyurl.com/dl2jfo
    >>>
    >>>

    >> That should read the invention of the "Electric" toaster.
    >>
    >> There were stove top toasters long before, even for wood stoves... folks
    >> have been toasting bread over an open fire from since there was bread.
    >>
    >> I grew up with the first stove top model shown, that square one.
    >>
    >> http://www.toastercentral.com/non.htm

    >
    >
    > Yep my grandmother used on on top of a gas stove.
    >
    > She ate a lousy bread - a small loaf that came in a green & white package
    > it was either Gluten bread or Gluten free bread. This was 50 years ago in
    > New York. It was lousy bread but Great toast.
    >
    >

    Green and white were the colors of Krug's.




  7. #7
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: The toaster: a most significant anniversary.

    phil..c wrote on Wed, 01 Apr 2009 07:53:28 +0800:

    > brooklyn1 wrote:
    >> "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in
    >> message news:aAqAl.779$[email protected]..
    >>> Hello All!
    >>>
    >>> Did you know that it is the 100th anniversary of the
    >>> invention of the toaster? http://tinyurl.com/dl2jfo
    >>>

    >> That should read the invention of the "Electric" toaster.
    >>
    >> There were stove top toasters long before, even for wood
    >> stoves... folks have been toasting bread over an open fire
    >> from since there was bread.
    >>
    >> I grew up with the first stove top model shown, that square
    >> one.
    >>
    >> http://www.toastercentral.com/non.htm
    >>


    Oh, toasting forks were pretty common in Britain when open fires were a
    common form of room heating and muffins are crumpets were often prepared
    that way.
    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


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    Puester Guest

    Default Re: The toaster: a most significant anniversary.

    James Silverton wrote:
    > Hello All!
    >
    > Did you know that it is the 100th anniversary of the invention of the
    > toaster?
    > http://tinyurl.com/dl2jfo
    >
    > I've never seen the oldest ones but I did come across one that you had
    > to open and close to toast the second side in a beach house at Cape
    > Hatteras, NC. It was quite ingenious how the toast was flipped over
    > without touching it.
    >



    We had a similar one at our beach house in Massachusetts but
    you had to turn the bread manually. If I recall correctly
    we burnt a lot of bread in the process because you had to
    guess at the timing to open the "doors" and turn the bread,
    then you had to guess when the second side was done. That
    was one of the few things I was happy we lost in a hurricane
    in 1954 because we replaced it with a pop-up model when my
    parents rebuilt the cottage.

    gloria p

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: The toaster: a most significant anniversary.

    Puester said...

    > James Silverton wrote:
    >> Hello All!
    >>
    >> Did you know that it is the 100th anniversary of the invention of the
    >> toaster?
    >> http://tinyurl.com/dl2jfo
    >>
    >> I've never seen the oldest ones but I did come across one that you had
    >> to open and close to toast the second side in a beach house at Cape
    >> Hatteras, NC. It was quite ingenious how the toast was flipped over
    >> without touching it.
    >>

    >
    >
    > We had a similar one at our beach house in Massachusetts but
    > you had to turn the bread manually. If I recall correctly
    > we burnt a lot of bread in the process because you had to
    > guess at the timing to open the "doors" and turn the bread,
    > then you had to guess when the second side was done. That
    > was one of the few things I was happy we lost in a hurricane
    > in 1954 because we replaced it with a pop-up model when my
    > parents rebuilt the cottage.
    >
    > gloria p



    At the Hotel Rex in Canberra, NSW, Australia they had an interesting
    toaster. It was a horizontal conveyor belt of spaced metal rods. You put
    your bread (two slices) on a slide and it got pulled onto the conveyor belt
    and then after a time it would fall out in front onto the "done" tray. It
    only had one darkness setting, obviously but it let customers get their
    toast done a little faster. I thought it was a great contraption!

    Andy

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