Toasting Fork, Leicester Municipal Technical and Art School

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Toasting fork designed by Frank Watson, taking the form of a long-handled fork, with two hooks at the end. This fork was designed to make it easier to toast bread on both sides by including a 'flipping' mechanism rather than having to manually turn the bread. It therefore looks different to a standard toasting fork. Made out of metal.

Administrative / Biographical History

Frank Watson studied engineering at the Leicester Municipal Technical and Art School. He subsequently became a policeman. During World War II, he was directed to work at Power Jets at Whetstone where he assisted with the development of early jet engines. Watson also had a dance band in which he played every Saturday night, at the former Bell Hotel, Humberstone Gate. Watson passed away in 1979.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for general access. External researchers are advised to make an appointment with the Archivist.

Acquisition Information

This item was gifted to the University by Frank Watson's daughter.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

In good condition, but the end of the fork is delicate so needs to be handled with care.

Archivist's Note

Cataloged by Gursharan Hayre,Graduate champion, January 2018.

Conditions Governing Use

Material may be copied for research purposes only, subject to copyright regulations and the condition of the material.

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