Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Justifying Thrift - A Ferrari to Match My Spare Tyre
speckly enamel ware.
This little beauty is a NZ made gem - a bench top oven by National Electric and Engineering Company (NEECO). While I can't determine where in New Zealand this was made, one of the manufacturing branches of NEECO was in Temuka. Their insulator kilns had a handy sideline in ashtrays that grem into Temuka Pottery*.
While the oven is decidedly stylish it screams fire trap. The top plate is used to heat the oven as well. There isn't a skerrick of insulation to the door or sides. I could imagine it in a workshop, being used to keep the kettle and pies warm, though a jug and a trip to the pie shop might be a little safer.
*A very brief history. you can read more here.