Pan, Bread
1950 Approximate
Mirro Pullman Style Bread Pan and Lid. Material: metal. (a) Pan. Size: 10 1/4" x 3 5/8" x 2 5/8". Description: aluminum rectangular shaped container; printed on bottom: "Mirro, The Finest Aluminum, Made in U.S.A., 5196 M, 10 1/4 x 3 5/8 x 2 5/8". (b) Lid. Size: 4" x 11 1/4". Material: flat aluminum cover; indented fingerhold and slightly hooked end to pull lid along the top rim of pan.
Used by Ethel Fell Priebe and Elaine Priebe Swenson. Also known as a Pullman pan, used to make sandwich bread, as the lid keeps the bread from rolling over the top while baking. The French term for this style of loaf is pain de mie. The name "Pullman" was derived from its use in the compact kitchens of the Pullman railway cars. Three Pullman loaves occupied the same space as two standard round-topped loaves, thus maximizing the use of space in the Pullman kitchen.