A friend, who we might well call Very Tall Typographer, because that's what he is, gave me this non-electric toaster. He bought it in a fancy store in New York, of all places.
This is a rather glorious little gadget. The air between the grid and the bottom plate dries out the bread and the result is nice and crispy, unlike the result when trying to make toast in a skillet. It can be used both on the wood stove and on the propane range (below).
I might have been able to make this myself if I had thought of it, but that goes for many things I like.