‘Magnet’ model electric cooker, around 1935

Made:
c.1935 in United Kingdom

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'Magnet' electric cooker made by the General Electric Co. Ltd, c.1935 Photographed in Collections Store 3.
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‘Magnet’ model electric cooker. Made by the General Electric Company Ltd, around 1935.

A family in Hyde, Cheshire, bought this electric cooker in the 1930s and used it for more than 50 years. Some manufacturers suggested that electric ovens were more efficient than gas and made food taste better. The General Electric Company claimed their range of ovens provided ‘the most up-to-date and reliable form of cooking.’

Details

Category:
Domestic Appliances
Object Number:
Y1987.160
Materials:
Copper alloy, Enamel, Ferrous alloy, Plastic
type:
electric cooker

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