Electric Percolator

Description
Wear Ever Electric Percolator
Aluminum pot (A) in a baluster shape with the heating unit at the base on 4 bakelite semi-circular feet. Upright spout, ear-shaped wooden handle and brass-hinged lid with clear glass window finial marked "PYREX."
Aluminum brew basket (B), cover (C) and percolating tube (D).
Stamped on underside: “WEAR-EVER/T.A.C.U.CO./ALUMINUM TM/THE ALUMINUM COOKING UTENSIL CO./NEW KENSINGTON, PA.”; “PAT. JULY 18, 1915/No. 1191426”
Patent:
US1191426 A, July 18, 1916, D. C. G. Hughes, Chicago, Illinois, for “Electrically-heated utensil”
Maker is the Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company, New Kensington, Pennsylvania.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
percolator, electric
date patented
1916
maker
Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company
Physical Description
aluminum (overall material)
wood (handle material)
glass (part material)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/2 in x 10 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 24.13 cm x 27.305 cm x 13.97 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, New Kensington
ID Number
1988.3012.03
nonaccession number
1988.3012
catalog number
1988.3012.03
subject
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Edgar Wolf, Jr.
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