This auction is for a vintageGeneral Electric Automatic 2-Slice Pop-Up Toaster model 139T81...115 volts ac...1150 watts
In excellent vintage used condition , this is such a cool toaster. I think this model dates to sometime in the mid-to-late 1950s, possibly early '60s, due to the fact that it has a more modern vinyl-type cord rather than the older-style cloth one. Made by GE at their headquarters in Bridgeport, Connecticut, back when they were still making high quality, innovative products like this in the U SA .I collect and sell a lot of vintage toasters (and use them on a daily basis). It's always fun to find one that stands out because of something new and different (at least to me.) As you can see in the pictures, the upper part is chrome with the neat art deco etched swirl designs on each side. The bottom is trimmed in a ribbed deep chocolate brown bakelite, with a really cool ' tortoise-shell / marbled' pattern in it. Another interesting thing about this toaster is that it has dual lever controls. The one on the left adjusts up and down for lighter and darker. The one on the right will let you determine if the toast pops up, or stays down until you are ready for it to pop up. I've never seen a toaster before that does that!
I tried to give you enough pictures (and they will super-size for a closer look.) The toaster shows some of... read more