Vintage 1960s Mirro Kitchen Timer - Working Condition - Robertshaw Mirro-matic
Counts the minutes when minutes count... (Mirro, 1960s ad campaign)
Tick tick tick ... that's the sound of the 1960s rolling by thanks to this vintage Mirro kitchen timer. Made by Robertshaw Controls Co. of Lebanon TN in collaboration with MQirro Aluminum Co of Manitowoc, Wisconsin this petite little pedestal stand timer was called the Mirro-matic. Keeping time in 60-minute intervals it was advertised as a helper for all sorts of projects in all areas of the house, but it was especially popular for use in the kitchen to keep track of cooking and baking times. Still in complete working condition, its teardrop-style dial works smoothly and easily and its confident bell rings clear and bright once the time is up ensuring that you don't lose track of the task at hand.
It's a marvel to think that after 60 years this timer is still ticking away with the same level of dedication since day one, but it's no surprise. Both Robertshaw and Mirro made exceptionally well-built, high-quality products - thermostats and clocks in Robertshaw's case and aluminum kitchenware and coffee pots in Mirro's case - that have withstood the test of time (no pun intended!) beautifully.
Adding just the right about of nostalgic aesthetic and functional use, this cute little timer will add instant charm to your kitchen. It looks especially great with stainless steel appliances and bright white enamelware making it a favorite for back-of-the-stove styling and open-shelving decor.
- Working condition
- Audible ticking and bell sounds
- Platform style base
In lovely vintage condition. In full working order, it keeps accurate time, the dial turns smoothly and easily and the timer stands on its own. Its only flaw is a small chip in the plastic dial which measures 1/8th of an inch in diameter. Please see photos.
Measures 3.75" inches (height) x 3" inches (width) x 2.5" inches (depth) and weighs 8 oz,