If you’re planning a retro remodel in your kitchen any time soon, this NOS 1964 Thermador Electric Griddle N Grill — currently for sale on ebay — may be just the perfect piece for your project. Originally salvaged from a custom cabinet store in New Jersey that was closing, this Griddle N Grill has seen absolutely no action or wear — and can be installed to cook up whatever you need, 1964 style.
From the Ebay listing:
This is “new never unused but stored many years. ” It has been stored in an attic since 1964 June. The original box was disposed of as it was falling apart. This originally came from a custom cabinet store in new jersey that went out of business. This is perfect for a garage, small apartment, basement, anywhere you do not want to hook up or run gas to but want to cook This comes with the unit — 2 removeable griddles — removable drip pan — deep tray.
All parts are removeable for cleaning, including heating coils. Has a temperature control knob that goes from off, low 1-10 and high. Has a timer control knob that goes from 1-60 minutes (1 hour) (in one minute increments). Removeable cutting board for cleaning/ chopping/cutting.
This should be installed by a professional I hot wired it to my kitchen outlet and it worked instantly (it is the very first time it’s been turned on) the light came on immediately, the heating coils heated up instantly, I tried the timer and that works. So everything is in working condition.
**NOTE, Precautionary Pam reminds: Even if it’s New Old Stock, you should get wiring checked by a properly licensed professional — wiring still may need to be replaced; and, check local building codes regarding installation — again, work with a pro.
The listing continues:
I sent an email to the company and they confirmed this was mfg in the early 60’s and this one has the date of 5-64 on the warranty card (printed) Model no. TM21 — serial no. 366834. The back has the original labor union label on it but it is torn in half. What I can make out is (and if you use magnifier on the photo you can see this) labor — union AFL-CIO also a lot of other writing that I just can’t read because it’s so small. It also has 2 signatures on it and it would only be logic that they are “CEO’s-president(s)” of the labor union for that time.
The measurements are: 24″ (2′) long x 22″ wide x 3″ high (deep) this unit is made to be set down inside a counter top. The cable is made to be wired as you would a cooktop . This item will be shipped ups ground. As i stated in “condition” it is new without box and was stored in an attic since june 1964. The cooktop and all cooking surfaces and elements are as new looking as can be. It still has all orig. Stickers on it. The top cover has surface scratches from cleaning and can be buffed with rubbing compound.