Kat of KoolKatMidCentury writes:
“Amazing find! This is the GRAND DAME of mid century coffee percolators as can be noted by her long and graceful pouring spout. This was the “fancy” coffee percolator that was only brought out on special occasions to serve guests. And she is in amazing vintage condition.
This is the 2 to 12 cup Model 122b Farberware SPECIAL EDITION all stainless steel with ready light, styled pour spout and handle. A real beauty with great style. They made these from the 1950’s to the 1960’s but not very many. They were an expensive upscale model using the patented heater/pump but styled so much nicer than the everyday model 142. From what I can tell this one was made in the late 1950’s. It has a ceramic stem insulator and all SS parts. They still used “S.W. Farber” on the bottom plate.
Super fast like all the Farberware pots. 1000 watts, fully automatic and really efficient. The stainless steel shell is electropolished on the outside for a brilliant shine. The pump, basket and diffuser are also electropolished making them easy to use and clean. The light comes on when the perk is done and the warmer keeps it hot until you unplug it…this is why I always used it while plugged into a timer.
1 minute per cup. One of the best coffee percolators ever made. All SS parts and body, easy to care for and easy to use. Don’t confuse it with the contemporary pots that are made in China, this was made in NY, in the Bronx and will outlast anything made in recent decades. The ceramic sleeve around the stem is not held in place by the spring so it will come off for easy cleaning.”
I made four cups and used 3 standard scoops to make a nice hot medium roast pot of coffee. Now the question is do I keep the pot for nostalgia, or be more minimalistic and let it go? It works well and I have a spot for it in the kitchen….I think I’ll keep it for awhile longer.
I’ve also created another Valentine Pocket for a swap partner based on a video that you can watch HERE by Pinkstrawberryz. She starts making the pocket 7:15 minutes into the video if you want to skip ahead. It reminds me of the library card jackets in the back of library books with the cards that were date stamped as to when they needed to be returned. (Yes I’m dating myself here!) My swap partner is a Christian, so I made her a bible verse tag along with a valentine heart, and journal spot.
Lastly, I’m sharing ALL the inches I created this past week that I’m making into Valentine’s Day Cards. The ones on the black scrap paper are new and the inches to the right I’ve had in my stash. I made these with stickers, rubber stamps, metal embellishments, ribbon, buttons, rhinestones, embossing powder, scrapbook paper, card stock, sequins, etc. I will post some of the cards I made tomorrow so follow me or pop back by to see what I’ve created.
And wisdom, scripture, or thoughts to ponder: