Proctor-Silex Mary Proctor "Snoopy" Toaster, 1970-1974

Summary

In 1960, Charles Schulz created a "Peanuts" comic strip in which Lucy hugs Snoopy, then states simply "Happiness is a warm puppy." This line touched people with its sincerity and promise of comfort and consolation. It quickly caught on with the public and was subsequently turned into a book, then a series of merchandising products--even toasters.

In 1960, Charles Schulz created a "Peanuts" comic strip in which Lucy hugs Snoopy, then states simply "Happiness is a warm puppy." This line touched people with its sincerity and promise of comfort and consolation. It quickly caught on with the public and was subsequently turned into a book, then a series of merchandising products--even toasters.

Artifact

Electric toaster

Date Made

1970-1974

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2008.120.432

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Plastic (Organic material)

Dimensions

Height: 7 in

Width: 9.5 in

Length: 5 in

Inscriptions

on side: Happiness is a Snoopy Toaster on end: Mary Proctor/ TOAST/ NON-FROZEN/ FROZEN/ PASTRY on bottom: SCM PROCTOR-SILEX/ AUTOMATIC POP-UP TOASTER/ MODEL T621WA TYPE T6/ GUAR. EXP. JULY 75/ Cooor Turner/ EACH CLICK MEANS ONE COLOR SHADE [. . .]

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