here's the unknown item
The brand name is SOLAR made by the Electric Mfg. Co. New York, NY & San Francisco, CA
2 Amps Pat Apr 17.23
115 Volts Serial # 39652
My thoughts is that is may be something to heat up hair curlers as the inside of it appears to be ceramic which is a good conductor of heat.
Does anyone have an idea as to what thi might be?