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Electric Toasters and Other Early Electrical Related Appliances & Antiques!!
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electrical technology and devices. We conduct our antique
toaster and other antique sales from our sister site www.Patented-Antiques.com. When
you are done here please visit that page to see our current offerings of
antiques we have for sale and to see how we conduct our consignment sales
for these and other antiques.
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Antique Electric Toasters
Below I will give you a short tour of the world of
electric toasters. We are interested in
helping you identify and sell the best and rarest early electric toasters and other appliances
that date from around the turn of the century and the beginnings of their
introduction to the marketplace and development. There are also some
very collectible ceramic electric toasters that date from the 1920's and
30's. There are also a lot of very common and low value toasters around,
and you might do well to check to see how toasters are selling on eBay to get a sense of values these days.
The first US patent for a toaster was granted in 1906,
and the first successfully marketed toaster was General Electric's model D-12
(pictured on the left). This early electric toaster came in several variations over the
years. This toaster was also available with a decorated base and over the
heating element and design of the rack changed a couple of
times. Today it is a very popular collectible and it can sell in the
$250.00- 2500.00 range depending on the model and condition. I
sold one with chipped feet for under $100 to give you an idea of what
condition can do to value. It is the first model that sells
for the highest amount, and the rest fall in the 200-700 range depending
on condition and a few other factors. They still turn up, and are
not all that rare, but because of their desirability and demand still sell well.
We have a first model D12 Toaster listed for sale now on our sales website
We can help you sell other porcelain based toasters like the Red or Blue Willow pattern
toasters. These are a very popular toaster and commands a premium
even in todays market. Other
assorted solid color porcelain / ceramic base vintage
electric toasters like the Toastrite Pan Electric Man. Co. and Porcelier antique toasters are
also very desirable and in demand even
today in this depressed market. They do not sell for what they once
did, but still bring good money. These toasters came
in at least 5
different colors or decoration schemes. Porcelier Co. ceramic
toasters came in several models and in a
variety of different decorations and iridescent color
schemes as well.
The antique toaster just below on the left is another example of this basic
with its simple legs and coil filament wire heater design.
It is marked faintly on the base, but the date is unreadable and most of
the other information is as well. Other
early vintage electric toasters have mica reflectors and many of these
exposed or different and unusual heating elements are of interest.
Toasters went through several periods of design changes
during their early development and there are examples from
each era that that we are interested in. Most collectible toasters were introduced
or marketed before the
1930's. After this period the field was narrowed to just a few of the powerhouse makers
churning out toasters for the modern kitchen in huge numbers. Most
toasters produced after this period are pretty common and other than savvy
buyers who are buying them to use have minimal value in the collectible
market. We still use a
vintage automatic drop Sunbeam.
During the heyday of production
innovative designers / makers were offering different designs, and today
different styles are referred to by nicknames describing the way in
which they operated---droppers, floppers, tippers, perchers, pinchers,
sliders, swingers, flat beds, pop-ups, etc. Within each of these
designations there are easy to find examples and some very hard to find
Condition is very important to value and
toasters that were stored properly
or still in use in Great Grandma's old time kitchen and still look great today
are usually pretty nice. Rusted out,
burned up, banged up
relics that got thrown in the basement with a dirt floor or out in the
garage where they rusted are not going to be desirable or have much value.
Pictured here is the porcelain base Simplex Toaster. As with many of these early
toasters, this model also went through several design changes during it production
life. This is an earlier model with wire wrapped ceramic posts or
elements. Later models had an arrangement similar to the D-12
above. This one is a fancy upgrade to the D-12 with its fold down
were made to be removable and the wire pull-out rack at the top to keep a
piece of toast warm while waiting for the next ones to come out.
It sell for a fraction of the d-12, and is considered quite easy to find.
Vintage Electric Toasters represent American innovation at its best, and there are plenty of examples of
great or zany
went into the seemingly simple task of making a
piece of toast. On the right is an Edison, or Edicraft Clam-Shell
Toaster. I have seen this toaster in the past sell for as much as
2500, but in today's market when offered on eBay they do not break 200.
I kept my last one too long and learned that lesson.
If you have or know of any similar toasters to
these please contact us at
everyone was scrambling to try and get market position in this world of
new electrical technology, the designers were developing some very innovative and interesting
were trying to sway the fickle consumer to
their product line. It was during this era of innovation, that every imaginable idea
was tried to
impress the housewife or husband who had not yet heard about not buying
presents for the wife with plugs on them. Toasters were introduced that had timers,
moving conveyors, automatic pop ups or downs, and a host of other novel
We can help you with
any toaster from this era that has unusual or interesting
design features and /or patented features.
We are active and
serious buyers, sellers and dealers in antique toasters and other early
electrical devices. If you have something that you want to sell please let us know by
contacting us at LCM@AntiqBuyer.com
If you have additional questions about our consignment
sales program please see the FAQ page.
To see past sales results for toasters and much more, please
visit the Sales Archives through the links on the right.
To see many other examples of these types of antiques
that I currently have for sale please go to our sister site
visit the sale pages you will find there.
Larry & Carole