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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. did not start using the "Toastmaster" logo until 1939 but this is the same company and this is the original first automatic toaster made for home use. They had this single slice version and a double version.

 This extremely stylish toaster has been completely refurbished, cleaned, new wiring, connections and clockworks fixed. 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. The crumb drawer has easy thumbscrews to undo the tray and clean out the crumbs.

The cord is orginal styling in excellent condition. This toaster can be used daily. 

 The McGraw Electric Company introduced this model 1A4 in 1934. It was made by the Waters-Genter Div. in Minneapolis.   600 Watts, 6 foot cord. Serial number 8455769, you can read all the patents on the plate, there are 4 of them. 

 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.  


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