Electric Coffee Percolator

Description
Electric coffee percolator. Streamlined body (A) of metal (steel?), chrome-plated, with molded plastic, short molded flange base, black. Pocket spout, attached sheet metal, molded plastic handle, comma-shaped, black. Measurement marks debossed on metal under handle. Front bottom has a yellow light, label above reads: “FARBERWARE ®/Superfast/FULLY AUTOMATIC”. Lid (B) is metal, chrome-plated, domed, with tall flange to fit into top of pitcher (A), molded plastic knob. Interior metal filter is comprised of a lidded, short, cylindrical metal container (D), small openings on bottom, with protruded hole in center; lid of container (E) has upper flange, openings, hole in center; metal shaft (C) has coiled spring and particleboard (?) tube, sits inside of pitcher (A), with container (D) on top. Detachable rubber electric cord with two-prong plug (F).
Bottom of pitcher (A) is embossed: “FOR USE WITH WALL OR BASE/RECEPTACLE ONLY/AC ONLY/AUTOMATIC/PAT. NO. 2,817,743/120 VOLTS 1000 WATTS/MODEL 104 B C/UL ®/FARBERWARE ® B/SUBS OF W. KIDDE & CO.INC./BRONX, N.Y. 10461/MADE IN U.S.A./DO NOT PUT BASE IN WATER”
U.S. Patent 2,817,743, December 24, 1957, H.K. Foster, assigner to S.W. Farber, Inc., New York, N.Y., for “Automatic coffee percolator”
Maker is Farberware (S.W. Farber, Inc.), New York, founded in 1900 by Simon W. Farber, an aspiring tinsmith who had emigrated from Antipol, Russia, in 1899. The company was bought in 1966 by LCA Corporation (an affiliate of Walter Kidde & Company, Inc., Belleville New Jersey). Circa 1900-present.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
percolator
date made
ca 1966
maker
Farberware
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 21 cm x 20.5 cm; 8 1/4 in x 8 1/16 in
overall: 8 5/8 in x 8 3/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 21.9075 cm x 21.2725 cm x 13.97 cm
place made
United States: New York, Bronx
ID Number
1989.3116.04
catalog number
1989.3116.04
nonaccession number
1989.3116
subject
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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