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    Posted 10 years ago

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    I found this at an estate sale. It consists of 6 pieces and is ceramic. The rod goes thru all of the disks and the small round ceramic cap screws onto the end. However, this process still leaves the disks "clacking" (they are not tight). It was manufactured by Kent Products in Chicago, Il. ( I cannot find anything about them on the internet). "Kent Products" shows in raised lettering on the first disk at the top. I bought it purely out of curiosity. I don't know what it is. Do you?

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    1. Bonnie Bonnie, 10 years ago
      Well, I was stumped, thinking some kind of insulator but knew that couldn't be right. Just had to google till I found something. Found this site:
      The things we learn on this site. What fun!
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 years ago
      Neat coffee filters. And thank you Bonnie for teaching me something new today.
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      It's called the Kent Automatic Timer Filter.
      Patented May 22 1945 by Harry Wolper.
      The left hand side of the filter (in photo 2 above) "fits into the bottom of the Kent Vacuum Brewer. And the weight of the stem holds the disc together to form the filter. The water is forced up from the bottom chamber to top as pressure builds. The water mixes with the coffee in the top chamber. Once the water in the bottom chamber is all up top and the unit is removed from the heat. A vacuum will form in the lower chamber as it cools and pull the coffee down through the disc of the filter leaving the grinds behind."

      I agree with Bonnie! Thanks for that site!

      Yours also has the blue floral transfers.
      I'd bet that the pot had similar decoration too!
      I haven't found it yet!

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