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The patent for the first automatic turnover toaster. This is the first toaster that "turned the toast". Note that the patent is in Lloyd's wife's name, not Lloyds. Family oral history is that she and Lloyd were window shopping and they saw a toaster in the window. She mentioned to Lloyd that he should be able to invent a toaster that would turn the toast. Hazel is said to have made the first model out of hairpins. The patent was then assigned to Lloyd.

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