Antique Restored Toastmaster (McGraw Electric) Model 1B6 Toaster


Completely restored. This extremely stylish (Known as the "Daisy" toaster) toaster has been completely refurbished, cleaned, new wiring, connections and clockworks fixed. It will work well and look great for many years. Its fun to hear the "tick, tick, tick" of the clockworks and watch the push handle rise; then all of a sudden "pop" and the toast is done! You control the light to dark and it is a nice wide range on the dial (see pics). Please note: It is not for bagels. I guess they didn't toast them back then; the slots are skinny so its bread only or anything that will fit. Waffles would work.
Works like a charm and has light -dark selector knob. Very heavy duty chromed metal. You remove the bottom with easy thumbscrews to undo the tray and clean out the crumbs. This toaster can be used daily.
McGraw Electric, Elgin Illinois. Marked 9.5 amps which would be 1145 watts on a 110 volt circuit. New cord for safety, old cloth cords will not hold up with this appliance and new cloths are inadequate for this amperage draw.
Charles Strite got tired of burnt toast and invented the clockworks style automated toast control in the 1920s. Mr. Waters and Mr. Genter obtained the patent and this toaster is one of the results. McGraw Electric used the "Toastmaster" logo on this unit but this is the same company and this is one of the first automatic toasters made for home use. They had a single slice version and this double version. This one is the second iteration of the double toaster and they have some great Daisy etched design on this one.
Attached metal plate is embossed/printed: “MANUFACTURED BY McGRAW ELECTRIC COMPANY/TOASTMASTER PRODUCTS DIV. ELGIN, ILL. U.S.A./U.S. PAT. 1,698,146 1,394,450 1,387,670 2,001,362/1,866,808 2,036,178 RE. 18,923 OTHERS PENDING/110V-10A-NO.609874 MOD.-1B6”."

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Frequently Asked Questions

Care instructions

All items come with complete use and care instructions.
All items come with cords.
All cords are either new or old style that have been tested and refurbished.

What are materials

Waffle grids are cast aluminum.
Toasters are metal
Coffee pots vary and I always tell you the materials.

How will I keep it working and will it work?

Everything I sell is refurbished and in like new working order.
If something goes wrong, I will fix it so its like a lifetime (mine LOL) warranty.

Is it safe?

It will be as safe or safer than the original manufacturer when it was made. Many times it is safer since I remove and replace asbestos wiring and unsafe cords. Note: There are some items I no longer refurbish because they cannot be made safe. I check every item for stray voltage and many times it is too high so that unit is scrapped.

What does Restored and Rebuilt Mean?

It means its been re-wired with modern high heat resistant wire, thermostats re-set, gunk, grease, stains have been removed. Restored to original factory specifications. Cords and wiring safe. All components checked for safety. Everything back to very good to mint condition nothing less.

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