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86/370 Toaster, four bread slices, for use over a gas ring or camp stove, tin, by Kande Kitchenware Ltd, Australia, 1930-1955. Click to enlarge.

Toaster by Kande Kitchenware Ltd

Made
The Kande toaster was designed to fit over a gas ring or camp stove and toast up to four slices of bread at once. It was made in Sydney by Kande Kitchenware.

William Silver and Philip Friedlander patented the first pyramidal sheet metal toaster in the USA in 1902, seven years before the first successful electric toaster was made. Similar toasters are still being made today, mainly for the camping market.

Kande Kitchenware was established by Patrick Kavanagh and William English (the name …

Summary

Object No.

86/370

Object Statement

Toaster, four bread slices, for use over a gas ring or camp stove, tin, by Kande Kitchenware Ltd, Australia, 1930-1955

Physical Description

This toaster has four sloping sides arranged around an open centre, with a closed surface on top. It was designed to sit over a gas ring or camping stove, with up to four slices of bread held in place by wire and toasted by radiant heat travelling through an array of small holes in each side.

The name 'Kande' is stamped into the top of the toaster.

Marks

No marks

Dimensions

Height

190 mm

Width

195 mm

Depth

115 mm

Production

Notes

The name KANDE appears to be a contraction of Kavanagh AND English, as Kande Kitchenware Ltd had a subsidiary called Kavanagh and English Pty Ltd.

Kande Kitchenware also made kitchen tools, cake tins, pastry cutters, dusk pans and baking dishes.

History

Notes

The object's provenance is unknown.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1986

Acquisition Date

13 March 1986

Cite this Object

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Wikipedia

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