American mechanic Charles Strite of Stillwater, MN, USA developed the pop-up toaster on May 29, 1919. The U.S. patent description notes, “a device that could toast and eject bread when positioned over a fire”. McGraw Electric Company, Minneapolis, MN introduced the first pop-up electric toaster in 1926 which came equipped with an automatic toast ejector, and later marketed by a Minneapolis firm, Waters Genter Co.
May 29, 1919
Stillwater, MN, USA
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