Summary

This is an electric Sunbeam, aluminium egg cooker manufactured by Sunbeam Corporation Pty. Ltd. in Sydney, Australia after 1955.

The small, round egg cooker was used to poach or boil eggs. There is a motor in a solid base, and attachments for boiling five eggs or poaching three are placed in a trough in the upper part of the base which is filled with water when the eggs are to be cooked. The cooker lid is then fitted over the eggs. Attached to the top of the lid is a removable water measure; the quantity of water determining how well cooked the eggs.

Physical Description

Small round electric egg cooker, made of aluminium. Can either poach or boil eggs. Solid base contains electric motor. Attachments for boiling five eggs or poaching three are placed in a trough in the upper part of the base which is filled with water when the eggs are to be cooked. The cooker lid is then fitted over the eggs. BASE UNIT: cylindrical on four small feet. Two HANDLES - on upper edge, opposite each other, both moulded with product name and company. Plug socket under one handle. Switch in black frame lower edge, between handles. Underside engraved with product information. INTERIOR: Boiling attachment: flat disk with 5 large egg shape holes and 10 smaller holes to allow water to boil through. Poaching attachment: 3 shaped triangular wells in circular dish, on 3 feet. A black handle with an arm and ridged spherical top at centre of attachment. Moulded company name on underside. LID: ridged dome with two slits on opposite sides. Attached to top of dome a plastic water measure. Underneath dome a small spike for piercing the shell of eggs.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Home & Community

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Mr Arne Grosskopf, 04/07/1994

  • Manufacturer

    Sunbeam Corporation Ltd, Sydney, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1955 or later
    Latest patent date on underside of egg cooker 21.1.1955, patent number 160257.

  • Inscriptions

    BASE UNIT. HANDLES - "Sunbeam/EGG COOKER/ DO NOT IMMERSE/ VESSEL IN WATER" (same on each handle). On switch above "OFF", below "ON". Underside: "Sunbeam/ EGG COOKER/ APP No N/17/AE2 MODEL AE2/ MADE IN AUSTRALIA/ Sunbeam CORPORATION LIMITED/ SYDNEY/ MELBOURNE ADELAIDE BRISBANE/ FOR AC ONLY/ 230-250V 500W/ CAUTION/ DO NOT IMMERSE VESSEL IN WATER/ USE WITH POWER OUTLET ONLY/ KEEP SWITCH DRY/ PATENTED/ 21-1-55 No160257/ 24.4.52 No 145992". INTERIOR: on egg poacher "Sunbeam"; "2"; diamond lozenge. LID: inside under slits on both sides "HARD" with downward arrows either side of word. On water measure: "FOR HARD COOKED EGGS USE INSIDE/ OF COVER TO MEASURE WATER"; "SUNBEAM EGG COOKER/ WATER MEASURE FOR/ BOILING AND POACHING/ VERY SOFT MEDIUM (under a measure from 1 to 10)"

  • Brand Names

    "SUNBEAM CORP." (Egg Cooker)

  • Classification

    Domestic life, Cooking, Appliances

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Technology

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Overall Dimensions

    19.5 cm (Length), 13.5 cm (Width), 20 cm (Height)

  • Dimensions

    19 cm (Length), 13.5 cm (Width), 19.5 cm (Height)
    Measurement From Conservation. Measuring Method: Maximum dimensions

  • Dimensions

    129 mm (Length), 188 mm (Width), 198 mm (Height)
    Measurement From Conservation.

  • Keywords

    Cooking Appliances, Domestic Technology, Egg Cookers