circular base with rotatable disk-shaped baker, resting on brown bakelite supports; cover and bottom flip open to cook 2 waffles at once; temperature gauge on top

"Twin-O-Matic" waffle iron, model 2060, c. 1941 (designed 1937)

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Manning-Bowman introduced a waffle iron in 1937 that could bake two waffles in the space and time of one, all in a streamlined case. Batter is poured onto the top griddle and then the unit is rotated allowing batter to flow to the second griddle. The 1937 catalogue noted "The Twin Reversible overcomes once and for all the inconvenience of trying to satisfy hungry appetites with inadequate servings." By 1941, the unit was given a new name, the "Twin-O-Matic."

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Title
"Twin-O-Matic" waffle iron, model 2060
Artist Life
Meriden and Middletown, Connecticut, 1832-c. 1950
Role
Designer
Accession Number
2001.84.2a,b
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circular base with rotatable disk-shaped baker, resting on brown bakelite supports; cover and bottom flip open to cook 2 waffles at once; temperature gauge on top