The first Sunbeam automatic vacuum coffee pot. Designed by Alphonso Ianelli in 1938 the first model was produced from 1939 until 1940 when it was discontinued due to the war effort. "World Fair" Sunbeam logo impressed on both sides.
This pot is in really excellent condition and works absolutely perfect. There is one very small ding which I have tried to picture. There are some very minor nicks which are impossible to show but none of them are through the chrome. Handle and rim are perfect.
It has the screw down filter to hold the top in place so you do not have to struggle getting the top undone when brew is finished. I have put on a new food grade high temperature gasket so it should last forever!! Completely automatic, it heats the water to 198 - 200 degrees and builds enough steam to push the water up the tube into the grounds. Steam comes up also and roils the water and grounds for a really great brew at 195 degrees. The automatic switch moves to "low" and the bottom cools which then creates a vacuum to pull the water back down into the pot. The filter keeps the grounds where they belong. Makes a wonderful cup of coffee!!
This uses the cloth filter which removes easily for cleaning. I am also including paper filters which can be used in conjunction with the cloth.
Solid heavy copper construction completely covered with chromium. The heater is brass and the thermostat system is very heavy duty. This will last forever with the right care.