This is a Hot Air Popper. One of the greatest inventions of the 80's as far as I am concerned. Granted, they did start appearing in the late 70's, but we didn't get one until about 1981, I think.
Sadly these noisy machines have been replaced by the convenience of pre-packaged Microwave popcorn. (Which always seems to smell like toasted dirty socks) Needless to say, I don't eat much microwaved popcorn.
But all is not lost, for if you have one of these little gems hiding in the back of your cupboard, you are in luck! For this tired old piece of machinery can be given new life! So pause a moment and stay your hand before condemning your West Bend "Poppery" or Proctor Silex "Popcorn Pumper" to spend eternity in a landfill.
On the other hand, if you still have those super-long "down to your knees" sweaters, or even worse, parachute pants, please feel free to dispose of them in lieu of the Air Popper. After all, some things from the 80's should be left to pass quietly into oblivion. ;)
I know, that was pretty vague. But trust me, your gonna LUV this..... It's Wicked Awesome!