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Diamond, Missouri: World's Largest Small Electric Appliance Museum

Richard Larrison has amassed thousands of percolators, waffle irons, hot plates, blenders, mixers, razors, hair dryers, popcorn poppers, and fans. "Electrocuted Hot Dogs Are Delicious."

J.R.'s Appliance Museum

51 Hwy 59, Diamond, MO
Attached to J.R.'s Western Store. I-44 exit 18A. Drive south on Hwy 59 for two miles. Look for the large yellow boot and windmill on the right.
M-Sa 9-6, Su 12-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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World's Largest Small Electric Appliance Museum

The entrance is in the J.R.'s Western clothes store. It's not marked at all, but ask the clerk. They'll open it up and turn on lights for you. It's an amazing place!

[Dave, 07/12/2019]

JR's Appliance Museum.

JR's Appliance Museum

The World's Largest Small Electrical Appliance Museum. Over 4,500 toasters, waffle irons, blenders, razors, one of the first agitator wash tubs, an original perm machine. Unique, rare, hard-to-find appliances dating all the way back to 1908.

[Sallee, 07/15/2017]


World's Largest Small Electric Appliance Museum

One man's epic collection of small electric appliances, available for viewing at no charge during business hours. Richard Larrison has 7,000+ small electric appliances, including percolator coffee pots, waffle irons, hot plates, blenders, mixers, razors, hair dryers, popcorn poppers, and fans, all in a clean, well organized space. We had a blast walking through by ourselves, but when the owner popped in to "talk toast" and show off some of his favorites, it was even better.

Keep an eye out for the "hot dog electrocuter" -- our favorite! Also, the numerous award ribbons from competitive toaster exhibitions are pretty entertaining in themselves. Call ahead if you want to schedule a tour with Richard, who made this interesting stop absolutely fascinating!

[Lindsay B [at], 03/11/2015]

The hot dog electrocuter can fry five wieners at once, and is inscribed, "Electrocuted Hot Dogs Are Delicious."

Nearby Offbeat Places

Precious Moments Park and ChapelPrecious Moments Park and Chapel, Carthage, MO - 4 mi.
Big Bronze Dog at Dog Food FactoryBig Bronze Dog at Dog Food Factory, Joplin, MO - 5 mi.
George Washington Carver's Talking BustGeorge Washington Carver's Talking Bust, Diamond, MO - 5 mi.
In the region:
Kansas Route 66 Sign, Riverton, KS - 22 mi.

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