Help identifying a possible, antique coffee maker.

by Joanne
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)


I found this item while cleaning out my Grandma's basement. My best guess is some type of coffee maker. Does anybody know anything about this item?


Joanne, hi

I have no idea, I’m afraid. But I’ll try to get the word out and get people to look at your photos. Maybe someone out there can help! It certainly looks like a coffee maker.


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Feb 21, 2020
italy makers mark identification
by: Anonymous

looking for identification on a Italian Maker Mark on a copper pot. Can anyone direct me to a source please.?

Oct 17, 2017
by: Anonymous

Unfortunately I sold it to an antique dealer in Calgary for basically nothing. I should have kept it. Thank you for all your responses.

Oct 15, 2017
I have one
by: Sue

I have one just like this one and on the bottom is stamped Germany. It also came from my husbands side of the family. He is from Calgary. so I need some help finding out they worth. It has all the parts shown in the picture.

Oct 06, 2015
coffe maker
by: Ana

can you see a very very very small mark in the metal? I have a similar coffe maker, and it have a mark in the mouth, where the coffee get out.
this mark is from a germany company, and this specific mark was 1910-1914
if your coffe maker have mark, you can find more clues on internet.
If you need more help, feel free to email me (

And, my apologies, i dont speak english very correctly :)

Ana (Spain)

Oct 06, 2015
Check this out
by: Alec

Looks like you're missing a couple parts, namely the base with the built-in burner.

This one was made by Unis in France. Copper exterior, looks like it's tin-lined. I'd guess 1920s but it's only a guess....


Jul 16, 2015
Landers Frary Clark universal percolator
by: Anonymous

we recently acquired a Landers Frary and Clark copper universal percolator with an alcohol or white gas heater. My problem is I need to find a glass dome for the percolator part of the pot. I have the patent number for the glass dome but have been unable to locate one. 980352. dated January 3, 1911. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it. Thanks for reading this and for your response.

Apr 23, 2015
I just got one.
by: steve

Mine can be seen here.

Makes a great cup of expresso. I would love to know who and when these were made?


Dec 24, 2013
Beautiful Coffee Maker from Naples
by: Anonymous

Its a Napolitan Flip-Over Coffe Maker WONDERFUL!!!

Nov 10, 2013
same pot but it is in copper and a you tube link on how to use it.
by: Anonymous

Nov 04, 2013
la bella 1958
by: Anonymous

I have a coffee maker that I would like to get rid of. It is a La Bella La1958 silver model. I would like to know how much it's worth???

Sep 20, 2012
by: Anonymous

Hey, i have one also i do have the stand too, mine is a bronze or copper color, not sure, it has all the parts but it's a little banged up. whats cool about mine is that i got it from my grandmother and she got it from hers. im planing on taking it in and restoring it, knocking out the dings and making it usable, would really really REALLY like to know close to exact date these wore made and by who? and what area? and or if these were just made by home users? any info would really help thanks.

Apr 10, 2012
coffee maker
by: Jef Asnong

Yes, Joana, it is definitely a coffee maker. But there is a part missing, as the pot was hanging in a supporter above a burner. I bought two such old coffee makers in the Québec city area. They are in copper and guess yours also. They look great one polished with Brasso.

Oct 31, 2011
look at this pot
by: pistachio

it is similar in concept and it is dated in the 20's

Oct 31, 2011
a similar pot
by: pistachio$file/neapolitan-flip-coffee-maker-small.jpg

a similar style pot

Oct 31, 2011
give it a whirl........
by: pistachio

clean it up and take it out for a spin,,,,,, then leave a new post,,,

would like to hear...........

Oct 31, 2011
Looks like..
by: Tom Welsh

Yeah, this surely does look like a coffeemaker. Hard to see some of the parts and how they fit together, but at first glance it looks as if it would operate like one of those Italian "stovetop espresso makers," usually aluminum or stainless, so prevalent in kitchens these days. They don't really make espresso, of course, but rather double-strength coffee. The water would boil up from the bottom through the ground coffee and come back down to be poured and drunk. The long handle would indicate that the user risks burned pinkies if not careful.

Oct 31, 2011
I remember this.......
by: pistachio

from when I was very young....

simple to use,,

in the pic,, it is in that position when the coffee is done........

to set up you turn it the other way and fill with water....

there is a chamber in between for coffee grinds....

so you boil the water,,,,,, and take off the heat and flip it over..... thus the long wooden handle....

....the water drips through the coffee. and lands on the spout side......

a simple and good idea,,,,,

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