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    Posted 3 years ago

    fortapache
    (2404 items)

    Still yet another Al Bersted item. Al Bersted was the king of cheap electric small appliances. Most notably electric fans along with waffle irons, sandwich presses and hot plates. He used to buy up small companies and finally sold his company to McGraw Edison and then became the president of that company. That is the company that made the Eskimo fans. Anyway he was quite the wheeler dealer and the king of dime store small appliances.
    As for this pieces I bought it before I knew what it was because I thought it looked neat. It is the Model 400 Popcorn Popper produced about 1927. That is probably based on the patent date but I haven't looked that up yet.
    There is a little door that opens up to put the corn in. The top opens up to reveal the heating element. It also has what seems to be the original cord but cords get replaced now and then. Have not tested it yet any volunteers?

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      The shape and handles are so period and cool.
      Try the element with a knife first - or don't.
    2. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much racer4four. I'll probably plug it into a safety strip.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      racer4four
      JImam
      mikelv85
    4. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
      That's cool !! You find some interesting items ! :)
    5. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 years ago
      Who would've thought a popcorn maker could look so cool! Or be so old!!
    6. boysfarm boysfarm, 3 years ago
      Popcorn and a Movie.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much nutsabotas6. The Rose Bowl makes it easier.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Vintagefran. I think it's an antique despite not being 100 yet.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much boysfarm. With an 8mm projector.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      racer4four
      JImam
      Phonoboy
      GeodeJem
      aura
      nutsabotas6
      blunderbuss2
      ttomtucker
      Caperkid
      vetraio50
      PhilDMorris
      mikelv85
      Vintagefran
      boysfarm

    11. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you bobby725.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you brunswick.
    13. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      And thank you very much Thomas. I greatly appreciate your comments.
    14. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you Rick55.

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