There’s nothing like a shiny bundle of vintage chrome to accessorize a retro kitchen renovation. I found a nice site, ToasterCentral.com, that offers refurbished toasters like this Toastmaster Imperial:
“Refurbished” — and at a price — because you actually might want to make toast knowing you’re not likely to burn the kitchen down. My husband is particular stickler for that, although I have been known to take a chance on appliances found at garage sales….
The proprietor of ToasterCentral tells me that he has several toasters available that include vintage holiday advertising — a nice package for the holidays!
Checking out ToasterCentral’s links, I also discovered The Toaster Museum Foundation, at toaster.org — it’s a bona fide 501c3 corporation that chronicles…well, the history of the toaster. Go to the virtual museum to see classics from 1940-60s. What fun!
The vintage ad (click thumbnail to enlarge) — When It’s Toasters instead of Torpedoes — is from their site. Isn’t it great — another example how in the wake WWII we had to create a market for all that steel and industrial know-how.