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Vintage Finds: Minut-Bun Bar-BQ-Bar

Jun 26, 2015 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

This vintage find is an interesting piece of restaurant equipment picked up at Antiques USA in Arundel, Maine. It’s a countertop barbecue sandwich warmer, made about 1951. From advertisements and trade articles discovered online, it appears that this food service machine was a popular invention in the 1950s.     Manufactured by Helmco, Inc. of

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Vintage Finds: The Multi-Purpose 1930s Breakfaster

Jun 19, 2015 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

With the introduction of electricity into most homes by the early twentieth century, manufacturers of small appliances endeavored to produce attractive functional gadgets that every homeowner would want for their own kitchens. Designs of small kitchen apparatus were intended to be both beautiful as well as clever space-savers. They needed to be beautiful so they

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Frigidaire’s Pull ‘N Clean Oven

Jan 08, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Forget kneeling, bending and reaching. This oven features a slide-out insert that simplifies the task. Frigidaire introduced the Pull ‘N Clean oven in 1958, and continued producing it through the mid-60s. Those wanting wall-ovens found simplicity, too, with a drop-leaf door that opened fully.

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