Toaster Project, The

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Englishman Thomas Thwaites' project to build a toaster from scratch - documented here - took him on a 9-month journey from an electrical store to remote mines in the UK and his mother's backyard, where he built a foundry. Along the way he learned how to smelt metal at home using a 15th-century treatise and found that it is almost impossible to make plastic yourself. The toaster he built is a strange and haunting object - and it cost 250 times one bought in a shop.
ISBN 9781568989976. Princeton Architectural Press.
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Englishman Thomas Thwaites' project to build a toaster from scratch - documented here - took him on a 9-month journey from an electrical store to remote mines in the UK and his mother's backyard, where he built a foundry. Along the way he learned how to smelt metal at home using a 15th-century treatise and found that it is almost impossible to make plastic yourself. The toaster he built is a strange and haunting object - and it cost 250 times one bought in a shop.
  • Subtitle
    Or a heroic attempt to build a simple electric appliance from scratch
  • Author
    Thomas Thwaites
  • Publisher
    Princeton Architectural Press
  • Release
    September 2011
  • Binding
    pb
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    out of stock
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    available
  • Date added
    September 2011