Antique Porcelier Electric Percolator Coffee Pot

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 18,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

This antique Porcelier electric percolator is made of cream-colored porcelain, with chrome-colored inlays and an illustration of a bouquet of flowers on either side ( see detail ). It stands roughly 11" tall, and the bottom -- shown -- states the following:

TO REPLACE FUSE DISCONNECT CORD PLUG REMOVE THIS PLATE AND REPLACE FUSE

DO NOT PUT IN WATER

Porcelina MFG. CO. TRADEMARK

GREENSBURG, PA U.S.A.

CAT NO 410 115 V 450W

The fuse mentioned above is currently blown, and the percolator is old enough that I'm not sure w one might get a replacement. For those who are curious, the fuse consists of nothing more than a loop that holds two contacts together. When the fuse is blown, the loop melts, and one of the contacts, being spring loaded, pulls away from the other. By temporarily over-riding the mechanism with a paper-clip, I was able to verify that the electric heater -- shown -- is in fact in good, working order.

's a photo showing all the parts of the percolator.

Finally, it should be noted that though the percolator is in excellent working condition, the handle was, at one time or another, broken off and glued back on. I'm not sure how old the glue is, or how well it was done, so please use extreme caution when picking the percolator up. This shouldn't be a problem since I doubt anyone would actually use this for making coffee, but I am in NO WAY responsible if the handle comes off while the pot is full of boiling hot water.

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