It seems to me that within the past month or so, somebody in our group mentioned the turnover toaster -- an appliance from the 1950s that toasted bread one side at a time, then you opened the little door, turned the bread and toasted the other side. I can't remember if the poster was just reminiscing or if s/he was wishing to find and buy one.
Was it you? Or do you remember who it was? Reason I ask: I found one for sale, in the Vermont Country Store catalog. You can go to www.vermontcountrystore.com
and get on their mailing list. They have two catalogs, and you want the one titled "Practical and Hard to Find". This one is the Winter 2005 issue, and the toaster is on page 79.