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The "SubDeb" Waffle Iron from 1948

In March 1942 war was raging in the Pacific and in Europe and the War Production Board declared the end of all manufacturing of consumer good for the duration of the war. It wasn't until after World War II that his particular Manning Bowman waffle iron was made.

This model makes a very thick, waffle seven inches in diameter with extra large Belgian style dimples.

This very low mileage example has been disassembled, rewired and rebuilt and is ready to make waffles for you.

We include a facsimile of the original directions, and our own detailed directions, tips, and waffle recipes.

The "SubDeb" Waffle Iron from 1948 Made by Manning Bowman
Meriden, Conn. U.S.A.
110-120v, 660 Watts
Cat. No. 1662

Shipping Weight: 9 Lbs.


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one of the last waffle irons Manning-Bowman made.

Made in Milwaukee, U.S.A.

Late 1920s White Enamel Pedestal Waffle Iron

This waffle iron is made from steel of a heavier gauge than usual, and the same goes for the grids -- they are extra heavy. The finish is a fired enamel. All these qualities attest to the identity of its maker: the Estate Stove Company of Hamilton, Ohio.

It measures 6 inches high and 11 inches across the handles. It bakes a full size 7 inch waffle. It sits atop an pedestal with chromium plating and the banding is polished aluminum. The handles are turned wood with black enamel. It has a permanently attached cord with the deluxe feature of an inline switch to turn it on and off. (Notice the small chip to the rim of the base, just to the left of the cord.)

It is in excellent condition with the only flaw being the chip mentioned above. This is a very high quality piece.

Estate Stove Co.
110 Volts 5 Amps.
Hamilton, Ohio

Shipping Weight: 12 lbs


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Early Universal Waffle Iron

Although this waffle iron is 80 years old it is still a superb performer even by modern standards, suitable for making endless waffles which are the perfect size for re-heating in a toaster. The grill area measures 7.75 inches x 4.25 inches. The tray measures 8 inches x 11 inches. It comes with a cord set with twin plugs.

At one time, Landers, Frary & clark was the most well known household goods manufacturer in the world, beginning in New England in the 1840s and was one of the first manufacturers to produce electrical goods including a practical electric waffle iron.

This third model, produced from about 1925 to 1930 has heating elements that were later deemed too high a quality for a non-commercial appliance, and later models were designed with less robust elements.

The body and tray are made from sheet brass, the legs are turned from solid brass rod, then nickel-plated and polished. The cooking grids are cast from aluminum impregnated with paraffin and were advertised as "never needing greasing." Whatever the claim, we suggest that before you use your iron you season the grids. Complete seasoning instructions & recipes are included. It is in excellent condition with minor cosmetic flaws on the tray.

Universal The Trade Mark Known In Every Home
Landers, Frary & Clark New Britain, Conn. U.S.A.
Volts 108/116 Watts 660

Shipping weight 9 Lbs.


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Rob in Modesto bought this model waffle iron (and a toaster) and wrote to say "I ship and receive vintage glow in the dark radios and the first indication I get of quality restoration is the care in the post and packing. Thanks for the outstanding wrapping and packaging of the waffle iron and toaster! The included magazine adds and operating instructions were a gracious addition. Apparently many vintage electrical appliances of the early twentieth century in original operating condition work splendidly and look elegant. These certainly do!"
It means business!
Makes superb waffles

Landers, Frary & Clark Waffle Iron With Hexagonal Domed Lid

First produced in the late 1920s this non-automatic model with a pierced pedestal and ivory colored Catalin plastic fittings is topped by an ornate design pressed into the hexagonal domed lid. It makes a 7 inch diameter waffle.

This one is in very good condition and comes with a detachable cord set. Given some care and respect, this waffle iron is ready and able to turn out beautifully baked waffles for generations to come.

Landers Frary & Clark, New Britain Conn. USA
Universal-The trade mark known in every home.
Model E7324H 117-120 volts, 660 watts

Shipping weight 9 Lbs.

$225 in excellent condition (as shown)
$295 in mint condition

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Stunning hexagonal domed lid with ornate design

Westinghouse Quality

Westinghouse Waffle Iron

This beautiful non-automatic waffle iron sports brilliant chrome plating and a graceful pedistal form. The carry handles are turned wood with a cream enamel.

It is fully refurbished and in excellent condition. It comes with a detachable cord set, our instructions for seasoning, recipes and tips for turning out delicious waffles.

And, we have the matching sandwich grill shown on the Other page.

Westinghouse Waffle Iron
Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co. Mansfield, OH 115 v 600 w

Shipping weight 9 Lbs.


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Rochester Waffle Iron with Chromium Plating

By the early 1930s, the chromium plating process had been refined, and this waffle iron is testament to the results -- a brilliant mirror finish.

The beautiful design makes me think of the art nouveau works of Hector Guimard, the French architect and designer of that period.

As with all the waffle irons we sell, it has been disassembled, cleaned, rewired, and tested. It comes with a detachable cord set.

Rochester Waffle Iron with Chromium Plating
Robeson Rochester Corp. Rochester, NY
110-120 V 660 W

Shipping weight 9 Lbs.


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Rochester with chromium plating

The Original Strite Waffle Baker

The Waffle-Master, circa 1930-1935

Patented by Charles P. Strite, this is the first waffle iron produced for home use by Toastmaster circa 1930. It is amazingly automatic, with a huge ruby jewel indicator light, a sturdy ticking clock, and adjustment for how soft or crisp you want your waffles.

To operate the waffle iron, one sets the adjustment for soft/crisp, then cocks the lever on the right all the way to the left into a slot where it is "heating up" mode and the ruby jewel glows brightly. When it reaches operating temperature, the lever resets and the ruby jewel dims; then add the batter and cock the lever again, then forget it. The clockworks timer starts ticking until the waffle is done; then the waffle iron automatically switches into 'warm' mode.

This waffle iron weighs about eight pounds! Now about 80 years old, it is in decent cosmetic shape except for the lid which shows the usual minor dents scuffs and plating loss. The cord is permanently attached. It even has the original overflow ring that surrounds the grids which is usually missing.

We include complete instructions for operating this machine, instructions for seasoning the grids, tips for making waffles successfully, recipes, and a facsimile of the original Owner's Manual.

Waffle-Master, A Toastmaster Product
Model 2C1 Mfd. by Water-Genter Co. Mlps, U.S.A.
115V 800W

Shipping weight: 12 pounds


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Toastmaster Waffle Baker late 1930s

Manufactured for only five years in the late 1930s, this superbly engineered, near commercial quality waffle iron was like a twelve cylinder Pierce Arrow -- absolutely top drawer. Not many people could afford them, so not many were made, and they are quite scarce today. So, it is a rare treat for us to offer one for sale. Back then Uncle Hank presented one as a gift.

This model has one of the most accurate sensitive temperature controllers ever put into a waffle iron. In fact it proved so reliable that the company continued to use it for another 20 years in the later 2D2 model. If your looking for minimalist post war styling choose the 2D2 on the first page, but if you want classic 1930s Art Deco styling the 2D1 is the waffle iron for you.

This model has an easy to manipulate temperature control knob and a large red jewel indicator that is easily visible in the brightest kitchen. This iron makes a full size 7 inch diameter waffle. This model was sold with the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.

This low mileage piece is in very good condition with a repair to one side handle.

Manufactured by McGraw Electric Company
Toastmaster Products Division
Minneapolis, Minn. U.S.A.
V-115 W-750 Model 2D1

Shipping weight 10 Lbs.


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Superb Styling, Solid Quality

Felicia and Fred in Spencer, New York bought this model waffle iron and wrote to say I just wanted to let you know that the Toastmaster arrived and today we made our first batch of waffle awesomeness. We were on track to buy a commercial waffle maker when I stumbled across your site. As it happens, I'm an artist and my partner is an engineer. Our combined standards tend to be impossibly high, and it's a rare delight to have them met. As the engineer says: this waffle maker was designed before they put a man on the moon. After nearly 100 years of engineering "progress" what we've got to show for it is Facebook and crappy waffle irons. And as the artist says: Gorgeous!!! Thank you for providing such a fantastic service!

David in New Orleans bought this model waffle iron and wrote to say The 2D1 arrived on Friday in beautiful shape. I seasoned it and made a batch of waffles yesterday. It heated up quickly and cooks perfect waffles with absolutely no sticking. It is hard to imagine that from a 70 year-old machine! Thanks.

Other Non-Automatic Waffle Irons

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and matching Sandwich Grill

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