The adjustment for lighter or darker toast simply adjusts the speed of the conveyor to make the bread move slower or faster through the toaster thus making it lighter or darker.
The little window in the front lets you see the toast as it goes through.
Would you believe this toaster still works?
Here is the plate on the bottom that says it is a Model J and Serial 8 48.
|Bread goes in this side|
|And comes out this side!|
I even have the little instruction sheet that came with it! And, as you can see, it was purchased September 15, 1948. And check out that price! $21.95 was a lot to pay back then for a toaster. Course, if you lived "West of the Rockies" you had to pay more. lol
Hope you enjoyed a bit of history with me. ♥