Early WEAR-EVER coffee pots

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  1. OMC

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    Model 5061 , 4 cup
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    The early models are 50xx and all have this same logo
    No 50xx, WEAR-EVER
    TACU CO (or TACU Co)
    ALUMINUM, TRADE MARK MADE IN USA
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    Note all these early percolator LIDS are thin around the brim (more later) and stamped "PAT.AP'D FOR"
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    Here Models : 5061 1/2 ~~~~~~~~ 5063 ~~~~~~~~ 5064
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    FYI: Successor models
    5061 --> 3004 4 cup
    5061 1/2 --> 3006 6 cup
    5062 --> 3008 8 cup
    5063 --> 3012 12 cup
    5064 --> 3016 16 cup
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    Here 5061 1/2, 6 cup, the pot: base 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 tall, 7 3/8" w/lid.
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    Here is 5062, 8 cup
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    5063 12 cup, the pot: base 7 3/8 x 7 1/4 tall, 9" w/lid
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    5064 16 cup, the pot: base 8 x 7 3/4 tall, 9 3/4" w/lid.
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    The early ones can be recognized at a glance by their handles and lid w/ thin brim.
    5061 1/2 on L, 3006 on R
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    -end- my coffee pots

    WEAR-EVER is related to the history of American Aluminum Industry
    In 1886 chemist Charles Hall 23 of Oberlin, Ohio filed for a patent on his electrolytic production method, a method that brought the mass production and wide commercial use of aluminum. The financial backing he needed came together in 1888 to form The Pittsburg Reduction Co. (PRC).

    PRC became Aluminum Company of America,
    ALCOA:
    TACUCo
    : The Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company trade name WEAR-EVER
    TUSACo
    : The United States Aluminum Co.
    NACo Ltd: for Northern Aluminum Company Limited. (Canada)
    more detail here
    thx omc
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    The focus of OP is early 50xx models, five are listed (and the five 30xx successors).

    FYI this is the 3002 2 cup, I do not know the 50xx predecessor for the 3002 (if there is one).
    imgonline-com-ua-twotoone-wJjEoiPt21BdN.jpg thx again omc
     
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    I've no guess as to year ranges for the 50xx and 30xx examples except 50xx are earlier.
    ...and a wrench in the works, why not!!
    It would appear the US WEAR-EVER No. 4706 is earlier than all of the above? I've no guess at year range for it either :oops: . At 12" tall w/lid she's a big 'un.
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    thx omc
     
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    I like the hinged spout to keep the coffee warm.

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    Very nice @OMC.

    ALCOA is a name that I recognise, but in what context I remeber it in would be difficult to say now.

    Hopefully not drifting too much, but what if any connection would 'Wear Ever' have with 'Ever Ware'. A quick online search wasn't useful, but it may be that it was a UK term for the same products.
     
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    Thank you Arch,
    Thank you Simes, Well received. I inserted your question into a Vintage WEAR-EVER discussion.


    There are more old wear-ever stove top coffee pots and of varying designs.
    I have not tuned into ebay "SOLD prices" some list for very high prices.
    Meanwhile we're literally tripping over them in thrift stores here, $5 and under.
    To say old wear-ever cofffee pot <-- that is far from rare but some models are sought after. Stumbling across a more rare example, complete in good nick on the cheap is a nice surprise.
    thx omc
     
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    ALCOA is, I believe, ALuminum Company Of America. In the '50s, I seem to remember they had commercials on television.

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    @Tony Press. Thanks for the link. As they are such a ubiquitous company I could have seen the name almost anywhere.