New Toaster Works Automatically (Dec, 1929)
New Toaster Works Automatically
TWO slices of bread can be toasted at once to any predetermined degree in a new automatic toaster recently placed on the market.
Bread is inserted in holders in the door, as shown in the photograph at the right, bringing the bread between the heating elements when closed. A dial on the front of the machine regulates the length of time the current is left on. determining whether the toast is to be light or dark. Pressure of a lever turns on the current and starts the timing device operating.
When the toast is ready, the current is shut off automatically and the door falls open, permitting the toast to be removed. If not immediately removed, it is claimed that the toast is kept warm for some time by residual heat. Timing mechanism of the machine is designed to be trouble-proof, operating with a rotary action rather than clock escapement. Another feature of the device is the fact that the timing dial of the machine can be adjusted while the toaster is in operation.