This “Universal” toaster model E9410 was patented in 1929. Fondly called the “Sweetheart,” the toaster has a feminine appeal with its earring-like handles, diamond-shaped body, and floral and arabesque decoration. The delicate design of this metal casing helped to shield the industrial nature of the electrical heating element behind it.
“If a flustered mum shoos her kids away from the window of this innocent boulangerie, the cause might be novelty male genitalia bread on display at Paris’s gay pâtissier. Yes, le Marais has an X-rated bakery, run by the two Legay (kid you not) brothers, although only one bats for the team…”