I just scored this old beauty. It has some honest use. The gentleman I got it from received it as a gift from an old hunting buddy. I intend to use it for similar purposes. It takes a little while to get going. Likely because of the huge heat-sink of the connected and conductive pot support and the cold water in the pot. Of course the box lid was missing, so year is tough to tell. It also came with instructions and a pot grabber.