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Electric Pot - R. Doran, Choc Dip, 1949 Object Reg. No: SH 900420

Aluminium pot and lid with bakelite handles and knob manufactured by R. Doran in Melbourne in 1949.
This pot or saucepan was intended for commercial use.

In the early to mid 20th century, manufacturers such as R. Doran were established in Melbourne in order to supply the growing demand for electrical appliances.
Portable aluminium pot with loose lid that has a red bakelite knob. Container section is round with sides sloping slightly inwards towards the bottom. Two red plastic handles halfway down the outside. Electric wire connected to outside of container, wire chopped off. Inside container shaped like a small pudding basin.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV or SEC) Public Relations, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 15.50 cm (Height), 20.50 cm (Width), 27.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: domestic appliances, food preparation, chocolate manufacturing equipment, cooking appliances
Themes this item is part of: Selling Electricity to the Home, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Cooking
Tertiary Classification: appliances
Inscriptions: Metal label reads, in part: "CHOC-DIP / 230 V. 80 WATTS A.C. ONLY / PAT. APPN. NO. 1861/3/47/000".
Manufacturer: R. Doran, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia, 1949

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