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1950s Coffeemaker

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | February 5, 2020

This is a Sunbeam Coffeemaster Model 30A vacuum drip coffee pot with electric heating element. 
It consists of two bulbous chrome aluminum pots that may be joined together, the upper for grounds and hot water, the lower to receive the coffee.
Not sure how good the coffee was, but it certainly looks classy.