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, 1916/No. 1191426”
Patent:
US1191426 A, July 18, 1916, D. C. G. Hughes, Chicago, Illinois, for “Electrically-heated utensil”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
percolator, electric
date made
1916
patent date
1916-07-18
maker
Wear-Ever Aluminum
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
Beverages
Food Culture
appliances
Household Tools and Equipment
Kitchen utensils
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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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