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Kent Automatic Timer-Filter Vacuum Coffee Brewer 1940’s

2 Dec

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This is a very rare drip style coffee pot made by Kent Products Co. in Chicago Illinois back in the 1940’s.  It is in very nice condition, with a couple of extra plastic pieces that just sit on top of the top glass bowl for storage.  The  flat red piece is actually a stand for the top glass bowl once the coffee has been brewed. It is not used as a top.   The top bowl is removed once brewing is complete and put in the red stand.  Better than lying it on its side on the counter I would imagine.  There is also a red plastic scoop for your coffee.

The glass pots are in excellent condition with no damage that I could find. The red flashing with gold accents is in very nice condition with minimal wear.  The black rubber gasket does have a few nicks in it and is a bit stiff but still very usable.  It fits  over the bottom of the top bowl.

I found the instructions for making the ‘World’s Finest Cup of Coffee’ online at this site: http://www.baharris.org/coffee/Collection.htm.  Just look for this model by Kent in the listing and you can print off the instructions to make coffee.  The Automatic Timer-Filter is the porcelain piece that fits inside the top glass bowl.  To brew coffee you fill the bottom bowl with water and the top bowl with ground coffee and then put in on the stove to boil.  The boiled water rises up into the top bowl saturating the coffee.  Allow to boil in the upper bowl for about 1 minute then remove the brewer from the stove. When the coffee has drained back into the lower bowl, remove the upper bowl and serve.  Voila!!!

I have this displayed at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $35

 

Rena Ware Electric Cooking Pot

8 Jul

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This is an electric cooking pot by Rena Ware which dates to the 1960’s.  It has been thoroughly cleaned and now shines like new.  Heavy stainless steel construction.  Waterless cookware. Lid has 2 vent holes.  I took the whole thing apart and cleaned under all the handles to ensure it was ready to use.  In great condition overall for its age with only minor wear.

I found this information on the Rena Ware Website http://renaware.com/company/our-history/. They are still in business today and going strong.

The Rena Ware story began when Dutch immigrant Fred “Pop” Zylstra and his wife Rena founded Rena Ware in 1941, choosing “water-less” cookware as the company’s core product and adopting a business model that would help others improve their lives. For over 70 years, Rena Ware has remained true to the principles upon which it was founded: honesty, integrity, courage, and the Golden Rule.

Cooking “Water-Less”

“Water-less” cooking means cooking food in the least possible amount of water—never boiling. It keeps the flavors fresh and intense. The food is cooked over low heat in specially designed utensils with self-basting covers that hold in steam and drench the food with its own flavorful goodness. Foods retain their natural essences, making vegetables tender and luscious, and meats succulent and juicy.

Pink 1950’s Mixmaster Junior by Sunbeam

7 Dec

 

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This mid century Mixmaster Junior by Sunbeam works perfectly.  The beaters turn easily and the motor sounds great.  Obviously well used and loved by some baker somewhere, there are lots of scuff marks on the surface but the pink colour is much rarer to come by than the chrome or white.

For sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte, ON.  Just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa.

Priced at $25.00.

General Electric Stainless Steel Coffee Percolator, ca 1950’s

21 Sep

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I was luck enough to find 2 of these vintage General Electric Stainless Steel Coffee Percolators in near mint condition.   One has already been sold.The other one will be for sale in my booth at the Almonte Antiques Market, 26 MIll Street, Almonte ON.   Just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa.

Price is $ 45.00

Note: Both these coffee percs are now SOLD!!!

Mid Century Chrome Kitchen Ware

18 Feb

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If you are looking for some retro chrome kitchen ware, I have a nice assortment at my booth in the Almonte Antique Market, Almonte, ON.   There is a Westbend Penguin Hot/Cold Server or Ice Bucket with bakelite handles, an Hors d’oeuvres tray with stainless steel inserts on a teak tray with teak handled forks, a two tiered chrome serving tray and retro black and chrome  Hamilton Beach Milk Shake Maker.  Serve up  some drinks on a 1980’s retro Coke tray.

Please note all the items pictured here are now SOLD!!

Dormeyer Chrome Hurri Hot Pot Electric Tea Kettle and Egg Cooker ca. 1950’s

12 Dec

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Manufactured by Dormeyer Corporation, Chicago, IL, USA in the 1950’s.  Chrome Hurri Hot Pot Electric Tea Kettle originally  came with a metal egg holder insert and a trivet.  Temperature can be adjusted to Warm, Hot, or Boil.  You can make a cup of tea, heat up some soup or stew, or boil a few eggs in this amazing little appliance.  Stands approx. 7″ tall with the lid on.

Built solid to last.  This will be available for sale in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market in Almonte Ontario shortly.

Note: This is now SOLD

Sunbeam Waffle Iron ca. 1940’s to 50’s, Chrome Model W-2

12 Dec

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This is a real beauty!  Picked it up at another estate sale for a pittance.  It was pretty dirty, but after a little elbow grease and a few hours of painstakingly cleaning the grill, voila!!

Ca. 1945 to 1955  Sunbeam Waffle Iron  Model W-2 makes jumbo sized waffles in no time at all.  Original cord and in fantastic condition, this baby will outlast any modern waffle iron made today.  The chrome top has some scuffing to the surface but other than that, it looks amazing.   Measures 12″  square and weighs over 10 pounds.  It will need to be re-seasoned before use as I scoured the grill.  Later models have removeable grills which popped out for  easier cleaning but this early model does not.

For sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market,, 26 Mill Street, in Almonte Ontario.

Priced at $45