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Invention of the Pop-Up Toaster

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The toaster did not gain widespread popularity until after sliced bread was invented. After 1933, toaster sales began to rise!
Invention of the Pop-Up Toaster
When was it Invented?
Giving people heart attacks since October 18, 1921!

What is it?
The toaster is a device used for toasting your sliced bread. At the time, toasters were imperfect but they did exist.
People have been toasting bread for thousands of years; for the most part they have done so by holding sliced bread over an open fire.
The first electric toasters began to appear after electricity made its way into the average American household in the late 1800s.

Fun Fact #1
Who Invented it?
Charles P. Strite
patented October 18, 1921
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
More about Charles P. Strite
Strite was born in Iowa
Strite died on October 18, 1956
Bibliography
Patent for Bread-Toaster Issued October 18, 1921. Office of the Chief Communications Officer. Online. http://www.uspto.gov/news/pr/2001/01-46.jsp

Fascinating facts about the invention of the
Toaster by Charles Strite in 1919. The Great Idea Finder. Online. http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/toaster.htm

Pop-Up Toaster. MIT School of Engineering, January 2007. Online. http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/strite.html
How Does it Work?
You can enter your toast into a slot in the top of the toaster
then pull down on a lever
trapping the toast inside the toaster to be toasted.
You then can select how long you want it to cook (according to the darkness you want) and walk away as it does it's magic!
The toaster then pops out the toast when the timer runs out.
History of Toasting Bread
People have been toasting bread for thousands of years; for the most part they have done so by holding sliced bread over an open fire.
The first electric toasters began to appear after electricity made its way into the average American household in the late 1800s.
Fun Fact #2
Toasters are the subject of the 2005 Kaiser Chiefs song "This bread is burned to a crisp na na na na noooo!"
Fun Fact #3
Can be used as bread projecting device. Useful for evading the attacks of crazed burglars that just so happen to be allergic to wheatgerm.

Funny Quote!
“As everybody knows, all toasters toast toast.”
~ Captain Obvious on toasters
“That is a common misconception. Toasters actually toast bread.”
~ Toe S. Tarr, Professor of toastonomy at Towcester University
“Shuttup, egghead”
~ Eggman
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