Photograph of a Star Electric Automatic Fryer. We think Pampanito had a Model 4FE- Counter unit. There may have been other brands or models used during the war.
Connected load - 4400 watts
The basket is probably around 9 1/2" by 5 1/2 inches.
Another type was a Griswold Mfg Co. Erie, PA ; Cat # 2103, 250 DC, 3 KW
Another type was an Edson Hotpoint.