Minute Bun Cafe Hot BBQ Sandwiches Machine 1950's Diner Hamburger Joint Helmco

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Seller: 42na2 (1,227) 100%, Location: Leland, North Carolina, Ships to: US, Item: 223942579762 Offered for sale we have a very rare and unique food service unit, designed for small scale food service business such as food trucks. This unit we estimate is from the mid-century era and could make someone or some family a very nice novelty food service item. Both heating pots work and the 2 bun warmers work also. We are offering this item AS-IS, no returns. Measures 13 1/2"w x 15"h x 10"d. It’s a countertop barbecue sandwich warmer, made about 1951. From advertisements and trade articles discovered online, it appears that this food service machine was a popular invention in the 1950s. Manufactured by Helmco, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois, the Minut-Bun was distributed to franchises throughout the midwestern United States. Used at food concessions such as lunch counters, carnivals and anywhere there was an electrical outlet and hungry customers these were touted as being able to produce a warm barbecue sandwich in one minute. The buns were heated on 2 metal warmers, and then filled with hot barbecued meat from the ceramic-lined crock. The buns were pouched-shaped, to avoid spilling of their contents. Helmco, Inc. was a commercial fountain and food service equipment manufacturer of 50 different food service machines through the 1950s. In 1962 they were acquired by Star International, also a maker of food service equipment. They just don’t make cool machines like this anymore, and this is a great new addition to our personal collection. The item plugs in and all control lights for each side of bun warmers and internal crocks work. THIS WARMER GETS VERY HOT!! PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE CHROME PLATED BUN WARMERS AND INTERNAL CROCKS WHEN THE UNIT IS ON!!!! THIS COULD RESULT IN SEVERE BURNS TO THE SKIN!!!! The warmer is VERY heavy and will be shipped with plenty of bubble wrap and peanuts in an oversized box. $55.00 insured FedEx shipping. CONUS only please. Condition: Used, Condition: Very Rare Vintage Minute Bun Cafe Hot BBQ Sandwiches Machine 1950's. Very cool machine! Great graphics and IT WORKS when plugged in! Nice patina to the paint, some paint chips and pitting in the chrome plated bun warmers. Displays nicely!!, Country/Region of Manufacture: United States, Brand: Helmco

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