Amana Radarange Microwave Oven, 1975

Summary

Amana's Radarange, introduced in 1967, was the first compact microwave oven made for home use. By 1975, when Ed and Flo Harper bought this Radarange as a family Christmas gift, sales of microwave ovens outpaced gas ovens for the first time. The convenient, time-saving microwave oven was becoming a practical necessity for a fast-paced world. People had less time to devote to cooking.

Amana's Radarange, introduced in 1967, was the first compact microwave oven made for home use. By 1975, when Ed and Flo Harper bought this Radarange as a family Christmas gift, sales of microwave ovens outpaced gas ovens for the first time. The convenient, time-saving microwave oven was becoming a practical necessity for a fast-paced world. People had less time to devote to cooking.

Artifact

Microwave oven

Date Made

1975

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2001.103.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Edwin M. and Florence Harper.

Material

Metal
Plastic
Glass (Material)

Dimensions

Height: 15 in

Width: 22.75 in

Length: 17.25 in

Inscriptions

front: MADE ONLY BY AMANA

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