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Topic: Vaculator picture: (Was: RE: Question on vac pot volume) (11 msgs / 265 lines)
1) From: Fulton Martin
Found a jpg of an ad...
--On Wednesday, November 27, 2002 3:38 PM -0600 floyd burton 
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Fulton Martin
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fulton
San Diego, CA
N32 43.956, W117 05.874
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2) From: Chris Beck
I have one of these.  Thrift store find for $4 complete.  It's in 
perfect condition with a soft gasket, no less!  It's about 8 cup 
capacity.  I also found a Cory stove (like the Silex stoves) with high 
and low heat elements.  The stove works perfectly with the Vaculator.
The 'Dutch' filter works really well, but lets a bit of mud through. 
However, I can use it with my worn Solis 166 at work and it won't plug, 
whereas my Cona D or Yama/Cory rod combo will stop up immediately.
Chris
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3) From: David Westebbe
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Cool.  I love those old ads.  I DL'd one for my Sunbeam CoffeeMaster.  I'm
thinking of printing it out nicely and hanging it in my kitchen adjacent to
the "shrine".
Mine shows a middle class couple sitting at a bridge table in late-'30's
regalia, having dessert and coffee with an envious neighbor couple.  The
caption talks about how you'll impress everyone with your wonderful coffee.
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4) From: floyd burton
That's it-no beauty but it works.

5) From: floyd burton
Hmm WI thrift stores must be a good hunting ground for old coffee eqpt.

6) From: Chris Beck
I've had pretty lousy luck at most thrift stores.  I score the odd 
Poppery I or Pumper, but for vac pots, I've found two.  One C30A in 
great shape for $4, and the Vaculator - both at the same store.  Most 
other times you find junk or pots with totally shot gaskets.   Ditto for 
any antique stores.
Chris
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7) From: jim gundlach
Thrift stores vary by neighborhood.  If you want to find coffee 
equipment from the 30's and 40's you need to check thrift stores 
located in areas that had houses that could have collected things in 
the 30's and 40's.  If you go to www.census.gov and access Summary File 
Three and look at table H34 for all the census tracts in your county it 
will display the census tracts that have housing built before 1939.  If 
you go to thrift store that are not near the older housing you will 
find a lot of Mr. Coffees but no vac pots.  Until the 2000 census was 
released on the web you had to have a lot of skills to find this kind 
of information.
Jim Gundlach
roasting over pecan wood fires
in La Place, Alabama
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8) From: David Westebbe
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Jim -
I promise not to tell anybody off-list that you suggested consulting census
data in order to more efficiently track down used coffee pots.  To any
normal person, it would seem like lunacy.  Hell - even to me, it seems kind
of over the top.
But don't worry.  We understand.
And I might just do exactly what you suggested.  :)
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9) From: floyd burton
Wow-good suggestion-I have the best luck with thrift stores near upper
income areas-these people tend to have more disposable income-same with
yard/garage sales.

10) From: Rick Farris
I thought this was interesting.
-- Rick

11) From: Angelo
Good advice. However, I notice a trend, at least in Manhattan, for thrift 
store chains,  - i.e. Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc., to collect from 
neighborhood stores, bring all their donations to a central "hub" store and 
then re-distribute them on a need basis.....This would upset the 
neighborhood shopping model proposed....
I have found that when I go to a thrift specifically searching for an item, 
it eludes me. If I have the item somewhere in my subconscious, and just 
make my rounds in a leisurely manner, it will pop up.....
Ciao,
Angelo
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