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You are viewing the Westinghouse 2-slice toaster, model TO-501, in very nice condition. This represents a great example of Americana, 100% made in America and manufactured in my hometown, at the Westinghouse factory in Mansfield, Ohio.

This toaster is crazy clean for it’s age (1950s) and shows signs of minimal usage. It works perfectly and was tested using a cut slice of multi-grain bread, and an English muffin. Both toasted beautifully with even browning in the center and a nice, crisp darker edge around the bread cut.

The automatic timer will make a gentle ticking sound when in use. There is a light/dark control knob which will stop toasting in action if turned all the way to the light setting during the toasting process. The handle can be pushed up a little bit to remove toast easily. Also features a very clean, hinged crumb tray.

I won’t say “perfect” condition as there is some light scuffing on one side of the embossed chrome. The bakelite base has a somewhat scalloped design, and other bakelite details have great deco styling, all with a color blend of brown and red. The cloth covered cord is in great shape and I would feel perfectly safe plugging it in for everyday use.

Made of real American steel, Bakelite, and cloth cord, it weighs in heftily at over 5 pounds.


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Marvelous Vintage 2-slot Westinghouse Toaster, Chrome & Bakelite, 1950s


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: steel, chrome, bakelite, fabric, electronic parts
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 57 reviews
  • Favorited by: 7 people