Posted by: lornasass | December 5, 2009
SOMETHING LIKE A PRESSURE COOKER IN 1939…
My Sweetie found this charming photo of this stovetop shown in the Swedish Pavilion at the NY World’s Fair on the LIFE magazine web site. It was taken in July 1939 by the famous photographer Margaret Bourke-White. This was the same year that PRESTO introduced its first cooker at the Fair.
Here’s the description: Swedish woman in native costume demonstrates using the drop-down cooking pot that allows meat to be cooked like a pressure cooker on top of this modern Swedish electric range, on display in the Swedish Pavilion.
Any idea how this appliance would work? I’m guessing that the pot drops down into the hole and the lid (which seems to have a rubber gasket) creates a seal and off you go.
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