What: A wire toaster was used to make toast. The bread was held between the two sides of the end. A person would hold the wooden handle as the bread cooked over the fire. In 1895, a person could order a wire toaster by mail from the Montgomery Ward catalog for 5¢ each or 12 for 45¢. If you didn't want burnt toast, you would have to very carefully toast your bread.
The other toaster pictured was a later version and is similar to ones campers use today by the campfire.
Who: The pioneers used these toasters.
Did You Know?
Three episodes of Death Valley Days ("Long Night at Fort Lonely", "Key to the Fort", "A Full House") were filmed at Pipe Spring National Monument in 1967.