The Glide ceramic, toast-propelling, open-type toaster. Looks like what Apple would build, price high and the run ads for mocking anyone dull enough to use the old boring type of toaster.
Naturally, it was designed for a competition and it does not appear anyone is actually manufacturing them. Darn it. And the prototype appears to be actually working. Double-darn it!
Second place, the Dualit Vario, starting at $230, American. But all manner of kewl. And it's British, so you know it will run and run but the crumb tray (she says fondly, thinking of her long-neglected '74 MGB) will always leak.
PS: also want this. It's a gooood surprise, just go there and enjoy! Absolutely brilliant.
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
3 days ago