Antique Restored Toastmaster (Waters-Genter) Model 1A2 Toaster SKU 896


Completely restored. This extremely stylish toaster has been completely refurbished, cleaned, new wiring, connections and clockworks fixed. It will work well and look great for many years.
Charles Strite got tired of burnt toast and invented the clockworks style automated toast control. Mr. Waters and Mr. Genter obtained the patent and this toaster is one of the results. McGraw Electric / Waters Genter Div. 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 this single slice version and a double version.
It works like a charm and has light -dark selector knob. The faceted sides just radiate light and it looks fantastic. Very heavy duty chromed metal. You can tilt the unit to slide the crumbs out or remove it with easy thumbscrews to undo the tray and clean out the crumbs. This toaster can be used daily.
The McGraw Electric Company introduced this model 1A2 in 1932. It was made by the Waters-Genter Div. in Minneapolis. 600 Watts, 6 foot new cord. 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.
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.
Also note: This one will only adjust to "light" with a brown shade, no tan. Its adjusted as far as it can go, the clock works is just a little slower than normal. Still excellent toast.
McGraw Electric Co., Waters Genter Div. Minneapolis, Minn. 7 1/4 inches high, 8 1/2 inches length and 4 1/4 inches width. Black Bakelite and gleaming chrome plate. 110 to 120 Volts, AC or DC, 600 watts. SN 718081. Needs thin bread like all the old toasters. Does a nice job toasting.

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All items come with complete use and care instructions.
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Waffle grids are cast aluminum.
Toasters are metal
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How will I keep it working and will it work?

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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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