Place ManufacturedElgin, Ill., U.S.
Dimensionsoverall: 7 1/8 in x 21 in x 11 in
DescriptionThe object is a used domestic toaster with its power cord removed and "wings" added. This object was used as a mascot by Berkeley Systems.
Curator NotesAfter Dark Flying Toaster Model, Berkeley Systems, 1989
This toaster with wings is an homage to a “Flying Toasters” screensaver package for the Apple Macintosh computer. The screensaver became so popular that branded merchandise, as well as many imitators, followed. The image led to a lawsuit by the band Jefferson Airplane, who claimed it copied the cover art from their album Thirty Seconds Over Winterland.