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The toasters that are the most fun are the toys. Some are very realistic but many are fanciful and decorated in ways you are not likely to find in real toasters. Only a few of the very early models actually toast bread. Children in the 20s and 30s were either more careful than modern children or parents worried about them less.

Most of the toys seem to have come with play toast. Getting an older toy with its toast is especially enjoyable. The toast can be cardboard, soft or hard plastic, or foam rubber.

The image on the right is a still-life Jack put together for his studio lighting class.


The earliest of our toys is this Excel Electric Co. toaster which is from the 20s or early 30s. It is a real electric appliance that toasts half a slice of bread. With its electric cord and exposed heating elements it could never be sold today!

We recently bought a Lady Junior real toaster on the internet. We will add its picture soon.

Above are two lithographed Japanese toys that appear to be from the 1950s. The model on the left, "The Little Homemaker", look ironic since it is a flip down side style that one would not expect at this period.

The Ohio Ohio Art Company made lithographed toasters in many patterns that included sets of tin dishes.

Little Deb made toy toasters in a number of styles and colors. We hope someday to buy one of the sets they made with matching trays and condiment dishes.


Some of our smallest toasters are miniatures in scale for 1" to 1' doll houses and for Barbie sized dolls.

This selection of plastic toasters feature toast in cardboard, foam rubber and hard plastic. They date from the 50s through the 90s. The first two rows feature 2 each of color variations.

This educational toy is a take apart toaster puzzle that is 4.5" high and 5" wide

The three toasters on the left are wind ups who walk, roll their eyes and wave their butter knives.


On the right is a group of Milton the Toaster items. Milton was a 1980 advertising character for Kellogg's Pop Tarts. On the left is an uncut card of Milton game pieces, in the center a Milton bank, on the right is a metal Christmas ornament given to Kellogg employees, and on top a plastic Milton bike license plate.

Because we want to share a lot of pictures we have broken the pages into five parts to help with loading time. Click here to see more items from our collection:
Toaster Collectibles
Toaster Collectibles, Page 2 - Toy toasters (you are here)
Toaster Collectibles, Page 3 - Kitchenware toasters (Cookie Jars, S&Ps, Tea Pots)
Toaster Collectibles, Page 4 - Miscellaneous toaster collectibles
Toaster Collectibles, Page 5 - Real toasters

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Updated on 4/2001