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 with only a tiny ding at the top edge of the pot as shown in the photos. This is not even noticeable when displayed/in use, as it's on the "back" of the unit (opposite from the indicator light). Included are all original internal parts in perfect condition and a brand new power cord. This pot was in daily use for a couple of years by myself and the hubby. It works great, never abused, never left on, base never got wet. It breaks my heart to part with it, but I need to purge, so will let her go to the next wonderful home!
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.
Keep in mind that I am a fairly OCD person and I thoroughly clean everything I sell. Items also come from a clean, non-smoking home. I usually clean items for personal use with antibacterial cleaners/rubbing alcohol and dishes, etc. by hand. Also be assured that everything is in good usable condition unless otherwise stated. I collect and sell things that I myself would love to have and use!