General Electric Model D-12 Electric Toaster, 1908

General Electric Company1908/1908

Museum of Innovation & Science

Museum of Innovation & Science
Schenectady, United States

GE introduced the Model D-12 Electric Toaster, the first commercial electric toaster, in 1908. The toaster could only toast one side of a slice of bread at a time. To toast the other side of the bread, the user turned the toast over with their hands.


  • Title: General Electric Model D-12 Electric Toaster, 1908
  • Creator: General Electric Company
  • Date Created: 1908/1908
  • Location: Schenectady, New York
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 10 in
  • Original Language: English
  • Subject Keywords: Appliance, Advertising, radiant toaster
  • Type: Photograph
  • Publisher: General Electric Company
  • Rights: This digital image may be used for educational uses. Please cite as miSci- Museum of Innovation & Science. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the images from miSci.

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