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    I bet it wasn't made in the US

    When we needed a new toasters a couple of years back I started to think about the toaster we had when we were kids in the 60's.
    It was a toaster that  lowered and raised the toast in a nice gentle electronic motion.
    Turns out that you can buy them on ebay and they are considered  Art Deco/Vintage classics. They were made buy Sunbeam.
    We bought one for about $30 and we love it. Great look and great toast.

    On the bottom its says Sunbeam T20. Made In the USA in Chicago and Canada in Toronto.
    My particular one I found out was made in 1962.

    Youtube of the T-20


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    by Canadian Green Card Alien on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 04:14:51 PM PST

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    •  I still have the one I grew up with.... (3+ / 0-)

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      by PlinytheWelder on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 04:44:58 PM PST

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    •  Sunbeam appliance design (2+ / 0-)

      was just about the best going back then.  Not only the brilliant toaster that you have (I assume it's the one where the bread slots are placed across instead of along the length of the device), but their stand-alone mixer was another design winner.  Google-image 1950s Sunbeam Mixmaster to have a look.  Then there was the almost indestructible electric skillet, which was my mother's tool-of-choice for fried chicken.  As for today's Sunbeam products, I'm not happy with the new designs.  Somehow, they just don't have the same solid, dependable, and (nearly) indestructible look to them.  That said, I do note, after having read product descriptions of current models, that they're still actually using real metal instead of yet more plastic.

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      by GulfExpat on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 10:30:27 PM PST

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