Coffee Maker


Two-part, 8-cup, stovetop drip coffee maker, consisting of a cylindrical water reservoir at top, marked with 4-, 6- and 8-cup fill lines, that has an integral, narrower diameter, finely perforated filter extending from its bottom that fits inside the tapered cylindrical coffeepot with flared base and straight, angled, conical spout below. Both parts have two pairs of incised lines near where they join and black Bakelite handles, square in section, that align to form a continuous arc. Single, rounded cover with black, rounded-top, tapered circular knob fits both parts. Removable, wire-handled, perforated plunger inside reservoir keeps coffee grounds from floating into water. Bottom underside of coffeepot is stamped “de Luxe / ALUMINUM / WARE" in a bowed square outline above "A PRODUCT OF / WEST BEND ALUMINUM CO. / WEST BEND, WIS., U.S.A." and two U.S. design patent numbers.

Date Made: ca 1939Associated Date: 1939-08-29

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Wisconsin, West BendPlace Patented: United States: Wisconsin, West BendPlace Collected: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

Subject: BeveragesFood CulturekitchenPatented


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0532.01Accession Number: 1985.0532Catalog Number: 1985.0532.01

Object Name: maker, coffee

Physical Description: aluminum (overall material)plastic (Bakelite) (knob; handles material)Measurements: overall: 12 3/8 in x 10 in x 5 1/4 in; 31.4325 cm x 25.4 cm x 13.335 cm


Record Id: nmah_323628

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