I did a search, but nothing specifically about this came up. This morning my modern toaster died. A search for "toasters made in the U.S.A." comes up with things that are $280 or more. The Famous Auction Site has loads of vintage 1950s Sunbeam, GE, and Toastmaster toasters, and many of them say "works well" or "toasts nicely." For $30 or so I can take a chance. But have any of you used a 1950s 2-slice, pops-up-when-done toaster on an everyday basis? Sure, the slots won't take bagels, but do they toast according to the setting lever (i.e., if I set it to "dark," will it come up dark)? The Toastmaster 1B14 is touted in several places as a solid and reliable toaster, made from 1947 to 1961 -- we might have had one when I was a kid. Any experiences?