Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I just found this yesterday...
This is a mid to late 1930's Toastmaster Waffle Maker.
Model 2D1.   
The art deco styling of this is so amazing.
I've read up on this model, and apparently it was the top of the line at the time at the time, and what I've read is they cost so much to make, they stopped because they lost money on this model.
I haven't cleaned it up at all yet, as I just got it...
I need to figure out the set ups of Low, Bake, and Hot... 
Check out that original plug... Why don't they put that type of detail on a plug anymore...
the tag.
Here it is plugged in and lit up.  It has this huge red jewel of a light...  I can't wait till this weekend and I'm making some waffles!   I wouldn't imagine you'll find one of these at your local thrift, but you never know.  You will find old appliances and they're just cooler in my eyes than the new plastic made in china stuff....

Monday, October 4, 2010


Today is my 1950's Bancroft Military Cap.
Even though this is a Bancroft Military Cap, it probably is just a service cap.
It's a very sharp looking cap and I thought I could pull it off, but the wife say no.
I could also see this working well for the 1950's "Wild Bunch" look.
They started making caps in 1901 so I'd assume its from 1951-1961...
I was lucky to find a large size too, as mostly they're smaller for some reason.
A shot of the liner
This one comes with a "Perspiration Shield" to keep the cap up high and looking like it's new.
It actually just makes the hat really stiff and not that comfortable.
Some more shots of inside.
This type of hat isn't for everyone as I found out, but it sure is cool looking cap.   So if you're up for one, get one...