Holcomb & Hoke Butter-Kist toasted peanut roasters
Holcomb & Hoke Butter-Kist toasted peanut roasters are collectible vintage peanut roasting machines. Background
Manufactured by US company Holcomb & Hoke from around 1914, the wooden or metallic machines displayed advertising for the company’s Butter-Kist brand of popcorn and peanuts along the side.
The Butter-Kist name was an attempt by Holcomb & Hoke to capitalise on the popular Sunkist brand of oranges.
The machines were commonly employed in stores and cinemas.
Antique or vintage?
“Vintage” refers to pieces manufactured within the last 100 years and can include items made as recently as the 1980s.
How much are Butter-Kist toasted peanut roasters worth?
Good condition wooden Butter-Kist toasted peanut roasters can sell for between $400 and $1,750 at auction, depending on condition and the presence of additional features such as adjoining peanut dispensers.
1920's metallic versions start at around $100.