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1913 Silex marked "Origional Silex" patent pending

In 1913 Silex made the claw foot model before mass producing the type shown below in the 1914 model.

Silex produced a laboratory style vacuum coffee brewer like many that were sold around the world.  Around 1913 Silex sold their first vacuum coffee maker in the United States. The picture below is  believed to be one of the earliest known Silex Coffee Percolators.
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My thanks to Brian Harris for providing me with this ad from for the 1913 Silex possibly imported from Germany. This is his full link,

https://www.baharris.org/coffee/Ads/1913_BrooklynDailyEagle_Silex.jpg

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1914 Silex Brochure

In 1914 Silex introduced the style shown in the picture below.

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Silex ads from circa 1917


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1922 Fry Silex

In 1922 Silex approached the H.C. Fry Glass Company asking if they could help produce their "Silex coffee maker." The bottom flask was the company's chemical glass flask. The Fry Silex was the first stovetop coffee maker ushering in the fantastic success of the Silex Company. The below pictures show the opalescent Fry Silex of 1922. It is believed that Fry made this glass for only a few years

This Patent was applied for in 1922 and granted to the H.C. Fry Glass Company in 1927.

Heat-resisting glass
US US1623301A Ralph F Brenner H C Fry Glass Company


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This style of vacuum brewer was used into the early '30s with the majority of the flasks being made out of Pyrex by The Corning Glass Company.


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A few rare Silex models

2-cup Nassau with leather travel case circa 1935

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When I first saw the ad for this model I just couldn't believe that Silex would made a handle like the one pictured but it does exist.
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Silex 1931

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Various Silex ads from 1936 to 1941




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8-cup Ormond with Auto Control Top circa 1939

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Victory Silex 1941

The below image was scanned from the November 21st 1941 Paramount Supplies Catalog, Christmas issue.

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1940 Silex

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1939 Silex

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1937 Silex


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1936 Silex

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