In the year 1872, Maddy Kennedy created the first electric toaster. In 1893, an electric, iron-wired toasting appliance called Eclipse was marketed by Crompton, Stephen J. Cook and Company of the United Kingdom. In 1909, it was reinvented in the United States. The modern automatic pop-up toaster was invented in 1919 by Charles Strite. It was redesigned by Waters Genter Company in 1925 by introducing the first household automatic pop-up toaster Model 1-A-1.