Thursday, July 9, 2009
Vintage Westinghouse Kitchen Timer Thing
One of the more unusual features in our 1955 ranch house is this Westinghouse kitchen timer and retractable electrical cord thing. I don’t know what this thing is called, but it is recessed into the wall and has a clock, kitchen timer, retractable electric cords, and electrical outlets. There are three of the retractable cords that each have a different plug to fit various vintage appliances.
The clock stopped working, but still makes a soft humming sound. We’d really like to get it repaired, if possible. The timer relies upon the clock working, so it isn’t functional at the moment, either. The electrical cords and outlets all work, though. I plugged in my vintage aluminum West Bend Flavo-Matic percolator and is was HOT in no time.
I’ve looked through 1950s magazines for ads, scoured the internet, and I’ve even searched Ebay for ads, manuals, anything. My search has come up completely empty-handed. Surely, someone out there has one like it. Any readers have any information about this Westinghouse kitchen timer thing?