Physical difference between toasters?

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Physical difference between toasters?

Postby (beatlefan) » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:19 pm

I don't have any 70's toasters to compare to the modern ones...are there any physical dimension differences ?

The reason I'm asking is I have a '72 4001 pickguard and was going to use it on my '73 project. However, when trying to put a modern toaster through the hole, I find that it is an extremely tight fit top to bottom but doesn't fill the sides of the hole... I'm talking gaps of around an 1/8th of an inch on either side....

the control stems don't fit the existing holes in the p/g either.... :?
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Re: Physical difference between toasters?

Postby (jps) » Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:10 pm

No differences that I know of; is the pickguard original?
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Re: Physical difference between toasters?

Postby (beatlefan) » Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:22 pm

I'm told it was ... :oops:

I guess I could have one made ... I wanted an "aged" one to match the existing mojo :mrgreen:
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Re: Physical difference between toasters?

Postby (ken_j) » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:46 pm

At some point toasters became a little taller (as did high gains). I have seen a few samples but don't know the years/time lines.
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