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Topic: Vintage electric vacuum oops (3 msgs / 101 lines)
1) From: George
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I think I made an oops with the first pot in my almost new and perfect =
Silex electric vacuum pot.
It has two filter rods.  One is for a cloth type filter I think.  The =
second has a really fine screen disk and a perk type coffee holder above =
it.  Like a dummy I am at times  I inverted the rod so I could put the =
grinds into in and then inverted the top pot to lock the rod into place. =
 I wondered why it held only about enough ground coffee for 3 to 4 cups. =
 Once done, I did what that commercial says to do (with the palm of my =
hand), APPLY DIRECTLY TO FOREHEAD.  I think the rod unit just goes =
together and the grounds are put in the pot like with the cloth filter =
rod.  The perk type grind pot is probably there to slow the flow of the =
water into the upper vessel and when the coffee is drawn down it helps =
pre filter out the coffee grounds.  With the holes on the top of the =
perk coffee holder which is only about 1/2 inch tall, the brewed grinds =
probably make their way to the bottom of the vessel and don't go thru =
those holes.  The side of the perk type coffee holder has only one small =
slot in it at the bottom, probably to let the last bit of coffee through =
and only letting a minor amount of grinds to be trapped by the ultra =
fine mesh below it.
Am I correct in the NEW assumption?  
For anyone not familiar with this type unit, here is the link for the =
one I bought.  
 =http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=180160473788&=ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=008
 (I also bought a glass Cory and a glass silex double pot stove top =
units with the Cory having the porcelain filter.  I also managed to get =
an extra spare glass filter rods for both, the silex being a "lock" in =
one that is rather hard to find).
GeorgeM

2) From: Gary Townsend
George,
I think you are talking about an electric Sunbeam model C-30
I have 2 of them. If you flip the coffeemaker upside down, the  data plate
should tell you the model #.
2 stacked chrome bowling balls resting on a bakelite base with a 120 volt
power cord.
The mesh screen filter works fairly well.
I've made a few pots of coffee in mine, but the taste was off for me, as I
am spoiled by the all glass vacpots Cory, Silex and Kent (all with rubber
gaskets) that I've collected locally.
For day to day use, I use a modern Yama glass vacpot...
I had a link to a website that had old coffee brewers with instructions on
brewing with the Sunbeams.
I'll look around and try to find them for you
Gary
On 10/24/07, George  wrote:
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3) From: Gary Townsend
I've never seen one before, George, but I found this on an eBay search
today:
This item is a Vintage Cory EAB Vacuum Electric Automatic Coffee Brewer
Maker Pot. It measures approx. 11 ins high and 5 1/2 ins diameter of the
base. It is silver colored with back base and handles. It is a vacuum style
and makes 8 cups of coffee. It is a model EAB. It comes with a glass filter
rod. Marked on the bottom of the top pot is "Cory Model EAU". Marked on the
bottom of the bottom pot is "Cory Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Electric Automatic
Coffee Brewer Model EAB Mfg. by Cory Corporation Chicago, Ill. Made in USA
115 Volts A.C. Only 800 Watts U.S. Pat. No. 2,076,096 U.S.A. App. No. 4241
Other Patents Pending". Marked on the filter rod is "Cory Filter Rod Pat.
Des. 114097".
Very similar to the Sunbeam (picture of the Cory version is on eBay)
Gary
On 10/24/07, Gary Townsend  wrote:
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