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Sales Volume of Toasters
YEAR UNITS $ VOLUME (retail) PRICE (average) PRICE - adjusted for
inflation to 2008 dollars*
1922 400,000 2,000,000 $ 5 $ 57.91
1930 1,263,000 6,946,500 6 72.75
1932 960,000 3,100,000 3 40.91
1940 2,272,000 15,000,000 7 104.39
1950 4,525,000 80,142,700 18 156.72
1960 3,345,000 60,043,000 18 128.23
1965 4,750,000 73,625,000 16 107.07
1970 5,975,000 107,550,000 18 101.65
1971 6,400,000 115,200,000 18 96.17

Source: The Housewares Story © 1973 by the National Housewares Manufacturers Association

* Using Tom's Inflation Calculator


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