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Object ID 000046

Object Name Universal Electric coffee percolator

Object Desc 1913 Electric coffee percolator from Landers, Fray & Clark. Made of silverplate with crystal knob on lid. Object includes the following parts: Body, lid, basket, filter, instruction manual.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000018a-e

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Appliances


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

Object Date 1913

Start Year Range 1905

End Year Range 1913

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords percolators,Universal brand,kitchen appliances,Landberg, Frary & Clark,coffee makers,appliances,

Title Universal Electric coffee percolator

Description Silverplated coffee percolator. Has a pour spout for easy pouring; Silver with clear glass lid; includes basket and filter as well as paper insutruction manual. Basket insert has the following engraved on the side: "Universal" No. E9269. Landberg, Frary & Clark, New Britain, Conn., Made in USA. Also has patent numbers listed.


Approx Collection Date

Height 17

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 10

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Diamteer measures 10 inches from handle to handle

Quantity 1

Material metal, silver plated


Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Landers, Frary & Clark

Maker Details Landers, Frary & Clark was a housewares company based in New Britain, Connecticut. It operated from 1865 until its assets were sold to the General Electric company in 1965. They manufactured a wide variety of products over the years, including stainless steel bull-nose rings and electric ranges, kitchen scales and vacuum bottles, window hardware and ice skates, mouse traps and percolators, can openers, cutlery, straight razors, aluminum cookware, and thousands of other products. Many of these items were marketed under the brand Universal. Some of the non-electric kitchenware assets were acquired from G.E. in 1984 by Universal Housewares, Inc./Universal Trading, Inc., who still market "Universal" meat grinders and coffee mills..

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY000018a-e



Date JAN 24,2013

Summary Very Good

Assessor Christina Beebe

Notes Includes all parts; Could use a bit of polishing, but otherwise in very good condition; Includes the "how to" instruction booklet; Missing electric plug


Date JUN 24,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hardware Store from Appliance store - automatic entry by admin