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About Knapp-Monarch Corn Poppers

Knapp Monarch made very high quality poppers, all with the popping bowl permanently attached to a heavy duty, sealed heating element (known as a two-piece popper, the bowl/base and the lid). We offer several versions for sale, and they all have the same heating element regardless of external styling.

Knapp-Monarch 2.5 Quart Popcorn Popper - Early model

This early model has "stand-off" handles; made of turned walnut. The body sits on a lantern ring base, This model is shown in a print ad from 1940 but I'll bet it was also in production in the late 1930s.

This two-piece model is in very good condition, comes with a facsimile of original instructions and our instructions and detachable cord set. It is ready to make fresh, fragrant popcorn for your family, friends and neighbors.

Knapp-Monarch 2.5 Quart Popcorn Popper - Early model
Knapp-Monarch Co. St. Louis, MO. U.S.A.
115 V. 450 W.

Shipping weight: 9 lbs.


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Quality made in The Show Me State

Cadillac Quality in a Corn Popper

Knapp-Monarch Popcorn Popper with Pyrex Lid

When we first opened this model for service, we were surpised by the high quality of components -- an expensive sealed ceramic type heating element (something rarely found on other poppers) and the precision made pressed steel assembly to house the internal parts. Even the exterior is high quality with large brown Bakelite feet and oversize Bakelite handles which attach to a reinforcing plate on the wall of the cooking well.

This one is in excellent condition and has a Pyrex lid which is a replacement of the original. It comes with the original art silk cord set and a facsimile of the original instructions.

Knapp-Monarch CO.
St Louis, MO. U.S.A.
115 V 450 W
Cat No. 12-501


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Knapp-Monarch 2.5 Quart Popcorn Popper - Third Version

This is the third version of the company's high quality, two piece, non-automatic poppers. Like its predecessors this model is absolutely tops in quality and performance. It was advertised in 1949. It measures approximately 9 inches high, 11 inches wide across the handles and makes about 2.5 quarts of popcorn per popping.

This example is in excellent, nearly new condition, and comes with a detachable cord and a facimile of the original instructions, plus our own popping tips.

Knapp-Monarch 2.5 Quart Popcorn Popper - Third Version
Knapp Monarch Co. St Louis, MO. USA
115 V 450W

Shipping weight: 9 lbs.


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Quality made in St. Louis, Missouri

Made in the USA in Manitowac Wisconsin

Space Age Mirro-Matic 4 Quart Corn Popper

Man had landed on the moon the year before this 4 quart Mirro-Matic corn popper was made in Manitowoc, Wisconsin (also the birthplace of the first aluminum Christmas tree in 1967.)

This model has the largest capacity of any corn popper we sell and the unbreakable Lexan lid doubles as a 4 quart serving bowl. Overall, it measures 12 inches across and 8 inches high.

This is an automatic popper which means it shuts itself off at the end of the popping cycle. And, it is completely Teflon free (an important consideration for bird owners) even though the new, non-stick coating had been on the market several years and was becoming more than a novelty.

This one is in like new, blemish free condition, and comes with the original factory wrapped cord, instructions and box.

Space Age Mirro-Matic 4 Quart Corn Popper
Mirro Aluminum Co. Manitowac, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
120 Volts 600 Watts AC only

Shipping Wt: 7 lbs.

$85 in excellent condition (as shown)
$125 in mint condition with original carton

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Cream and Brown with a crank

This circa 1947 popcorn popper is a Mint New never used example of a really fun piece. Pour in a little oil, a little corn, and let the kids take turns cranking away with the stirring handle on top. When the popping stops dump out about three quarts of memorably delicious hand stirred popcorn. It's a lot more fun than the microwave. The cooking pot is removable from the heavy duty heating element for easy cleaning. This popper measures 8 inches in diameter and is 9 inches high and has a permanently attached cord.

We have waited a very long time for a popper of this type to come along in such good condition. There isn't even a storage blemish on this beauty. It comes complete with the original box.

U.S. Mfg. Corp.Decatur ILL.
110-120 V 400 W. UL


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Who gets to operate the crank?

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