Jackson Cookalone cooker timer

Made:
1950-1959 in Luton
Jackson Cookalone.  Cooker timer about 1950..Photographed 3/4 view on a white background.

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Jackson Cookalone. Cooker timer about 1950..Photographed 3/4 view on a white background.
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Jackson Cookalone. Cooker timer about 1950. White painted metal enclosure with clock and time control knob.

Part of the Bob Gray collection of electrical objects.

Throughout the twentieth century a number of devices were created to allow the tine control of cooking. This Jackson Cookalone dates from the 1950s and was designed to control and electric cooker as a retro-fit device. By the 1960s most good quality cookers were fitted with integral timers. Despite the large amount of advertising which suggested that these were effort-saving devices, most people in the UK never used them although they were more popular in the US. This is a high quality and expensive unit including parts made by the well-known instrument maker, Smiths.

Details

Category:
Domestic Appliances
Object Number:
Y2012.15.66
Materials:
glass, metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
160 mm x 135 mm, 215 mm, 2.3 kg
type:
cooker timer
credit:
Mr Robert Gray