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Topic: Chemex (handblown) identification (4 msgs / 89 lines)
1) From: Paul Helbert
Since Gary has four hand blown Chemex brewers, I figured he would be
the perfect person to educate me, but I know others on the list might
be able to help as well. I already have one of the modern machine made
ones...the smaller one from SM. I gave my large one to friends as a
wedding present and they are delighted with it. I have been reading
that the hand blown ones are more robust, and I'd like to get one of
them. As I peruse eBay, Craigslist and the like, I see some which have
feet. What's with that? I am assuming that "Made in USA" or "Pyrex"
are the machine made ones. Am I right on that? Any and all tips
welcomed.
Also, eBay has gone to hiding the identity of bidders. I don't want to
bid against others on the homeroast list, so let me know if you are
looking for number five. I'm not a collector...I'm just looking for
one.
Paul Helbert
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2) From: Ed Needham
The ones with the three glass feet (actually raised glass ribs on the 
bottom) are the hand blown and thicker, more attractive ones.  Some say 
Pyrex.  Some say Auer glas, which I believe is the German counterpart to 
Pyrex.  I have one hand blown pot that has no ribs on the bottom.  I think 
it says Auer glas.  All of the cheaper, machine glass versions have a 
crinkled look to the glass, have no ribs on the bottom, and have an A in the 
model number (CM-3a, CM-4a, etc.)
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3) From: Lynne
That's the kind I won on eBay. Good thing, too - I have managed to hit the
cabinet doors with it several times - and it's still intact. (the writing on
the base was mostly worn away)
Whew...
Lynne
On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 9:46 AM, Ed Needham  wrote:
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4) From: Scott Miller
I also have one of the older, handblown ones. It sure has endured a couple
bumps that I thought were going to end its life and still works just
fine.... like there's lots to wrong ... other than just plain breaking it,
eh?
cheers,
Scott
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