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    Automatic electric 'pop-up' toaster, c 1960.

    Automatic electric toaster with two slots so that each bread slice is simultaneously toasted on both sides, with timer dial, encased in chrome-plated steel with pale blue panels, by Morphy-Richards, English, 1956-1966.

    Electric spin dryer, 1929.

    Spin dryer, electric, by Krauss of Leipzig, 1929

    Parnall 'Auto Dry' tumble drier, c 1958.

    "AUTO-DRY" Domestic electric tumble dryer, by Parnall (Yate) Ltd., 255 North Circular Road, London NW10, c. 1958

    Sunbeam 'Mixmaster' food mixer, c 1953.

    Sunbeam 'Mixmaster' food mixer, by Sunbeam Corporation, Chicago, c.1953.

    'Atomic' espresso coffee maker, c 1950.

    Atomic' espresso coffee maker, by A. & M.G. Sassoon, London, England. Brit. Pat. 633988/47, c. 1950.

    Hoover 'Keymatic' washing machine, 1963.

    Hoover 'Keymatic' washing machine, 1963.

    Belling Rotadine oven/hotplate, 1965.

    Belling Rotadine Oven, 1965

    GEC 'Magnet' electric cooker, model HO 920, 1927.

    Magnet' electric cooker HO 920, cast iron with enamelled drip tray and nickel-plated hob, with three hotplates, grill, plate warming compartment and oven with enamelled linings and double glass door, with 2-pin socket for additional electrical applia

    Lily portable oil (paraffin) heater, c 1890.

    Lily' portable oil (paraffin) heater with 2 flat wicks, with pale blue enamelled cast iron casing with removeable lid to permit cooking operations, with unusual neo-gothic windows, by John Harper and Co., Willenhall, 1880-1900

    HMV 'Ceramic' electric iron, c 1936.

    "Ceramic" electric iron, H.M.V., c. 1936

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