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Made in Rushville, Indiana

Hostess Sandwich Toaster

This ceramic electric sandwich grill is remarkable for the pearlescent glaze and classy shape. It sports a gold signature applied to a panel on the front apron and features a large and sturdy lid handle for easy, safe operation.

The lid hinges are slotted to accommodate a fat sandwich or thin one and the lid will stand up straight when opened.

This one has been cleaned and rewired and comes with a detachable cord set which plugs into the side.

Hostess Sandwich Toaster
All Rite Co. Rushville, Ind.
110 Volts 400 Watts

Shipping Weight: 7 Lbs


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Electric Citrus Reamer -- The Silex Juic-iT

Here's a sturdy and well-designed electric citrus reamer which makes serving freshly-squeezed orange juice delicious, healthy and easy. It will go through a whole bag of oranges, no sweat.

This one was little used, is in excellent condition with cream enamel over a steel cylinder, chrome plated collar at the top, a chrome plated base and rubber feet.

It is ready to turn oranges into juice by the quart. There is an on/off toggle switch at the back. It's a breeze to use and clean. The reamer head lifts off, then strainer and the milk glass bowland lastly a metal tongue that fits over the central post. I can wash and dry the four pieces before I've finished my glass of juice.

This one comes with the original carton and it shows the carton got wet at some time.

Electric Citrus Reamer The Silex Juic-iT
Approved by Sunkist

Shipping weight 11 lbs.


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Makes fresh orange juice a breeze

This is the classiest sandwich grill ever!

Star-Rite Sandwich Toaster

The grill plates measure six inches square on this sandwich grill. The handles, knob, feet and switch are all original and undamaged.

The design is stunning. The Bakelite handles are octagonal with a turning in the center, and attach to arms with fine coining in an acanthus or feather design, I can't quite tell. The base has open work on the front (it looks like an old Buick grill.) It sits on Bakelite feet that scroll outward from each corner. There is a large switch on the right side marked ON and OFF with feathered arrows in each direction. The graceful arm supports the pivoting lid and ends with a large octagonal knob. And, the arm and lid are balanced to conveniently stand upright.

This piece is fully refurbished with new internal wiring and it is in very good condition with a spot of thin plating on the lid and minor blemishes on the bracket for the arm.

Star-Rite Sandwich Toaster
The Fitzgerald Mfg. Co. Torrington, Conn.
Watts 450 Volts 110 Made in U.S.A.

Shipping Weight: 7 Lbs


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Cory Electric Knife Sharpener

If you enjoy cooking, you know the pleasure of a good sharp paring knife. This small machine makes it easy to always have a sharp blade.

This one comes with the original carton and original instructions. I've tested it on my own paring knives and it is working properly. The cord stores in a little compartment underneath one end.

Cory Electric Knife Sharpener
Cory Corporation Chicago U.S.A.
115 Volts .9 Amps for AC Only UL

Shipping Weight: 6 Lbs


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Keep your paring knife sharp all the time

Oster Electric Meat Grinder

In the 1940s-1950s Oster sold this massive commercial quality power unit which takes a number of attachments. The most popular attachment was the meat grinder pictured here, and the only attachment we have. This appliance would allow you to know exactly what's in the hamburger you serve to your family.

This is the most powerful non-commercial grinder we have ever found and is much sought after by sportsmen to process deer, elk and other game meat or individuals who wish to save money by custom blending their own ground meats.

The 3.1 amp motor powers a heavy reduction gear box housed inside a substantial cast housing measuring approximately 11 across the base by 9 inches high. With grinder attachment installed the total height is 12 inches. A large thumbwheel secures the grinder to the base, and it is a snap to remove the grinder for cleaning.

This piece is in very good condition with a few minor spots of paint loss. If you do a lot of meat processing you will not find a stronger more substantial or efficient unit. It comes fitted with the fine screen and cutter blade, the food pusher and a facsimile of the original booklet.

You can order additional screens in coarse and extra-coarse or a replacement cutter blade for $25 each, or $30 if purchased separately from the grinder.

Oster Electric Power Unit with Meat Grinder
115 Volts AC or DC 3.1 Amps 340 Watts
John Oster Manufacturing Co. Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA

Shipping weight: 13 Lbs.

$95 (as shown)
$125 in mint condition

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Perfect for a hunter and home butcher

Beautiful Stainless Steel inside and out.

Presto Coffee Percolator

The sleek stainless steel styling belies how utterly functional this percolator is for making coffee. It is easy to use and even easier to clean. That's because it is completely submersible so you can dunk the whole thing in the dishpan, and because the vessel is stainless steel, it just takes the swipe of a sponge.

I grew up with a percolator like this one, and over the years watched it make an ocean of coffee while mom served up a wedge of her butterscotch meringue pie or coconut layer cake made with a freshly grated coconut.

It is in very good condition, with some fading to the Presto label. It brews nine cups of piping hot coffee in a jiffy.

Presto Coffee Percolator
National Presto Industries, Inc.
Eau Claire, Wisconsin U.S.A.
115 Volts, 500 Watts.

Shipping weight 7 Lbs.


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Small Electric Percolator

This very simple non-automatic percolator brews six cups of coffee in about eight minutes. The innards contain a long stem, basket and top spreader. Start with cold water, add the coffee to the basket, put the spreader top on the basket, and the lid. It holds about eight six-ounce servings of coffee.

Plug it in and smell the aroma of fresh coffee brewing as it gurgles. Let it percolate for about seven or eight minutes, a bit longer if for a stronger brew. Unplug the percolator and serve the coffee piping hot, delicious and aromatic.

It is in very good condition and comes with a detachable cord set.

Small Electric Percolator
110-120 Volts 350 Watts

Shipping Weight: 5 Lbs


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Spherical electric percolator

Home. . . 1920s. . . 1930s. . . 1940s & Later. . . Non electric. . . 220 Volt. . .
Waffle Irons. . . Corn Poppers. . . Fryers. . . Egg Cookers. . . Other. . .
Kitchen Props . . . Toast Racks. . . toasterNotes Cards. . .
Repair Service. . . Replacement Cord Sets. . . FAQ. . . Links. . .

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