|This household item likely would have been used every day. Made of tinplate, it is 5" high and 6-1/2" wide at the base. A non-electric toaster, it was intended to sit on top of a wood stove.
Slices of bread were placed on the thin metal arms found on all four sides. A similar-looking toaster was patented by Henry P. Knoblock on December 14, 1909. In the patent papers, he stated that the bread received "direct and radiated heat distributed by the baffle plate to insure an even and perfect toasting of the exposed surface."