VINTAGE GUARDIAN WARE HAMMERED ALUMINUM COFFEE TEA POT ( drip)
Vintage, 1940's Guardian Service 2 - 8 cup, hammered aluminum coffee pot and beverage urn. This classic coffee pot comes with the beverage urn(pitcher) and original lid, and the "dripper" unit with the inner removable filter piece and a distributor screen. This was made in Los Angeles, CA by Century Metalcraft Corp in the early 1940's thru 1956 and was mainly sold as high-end cookware by door-to-door salesmen (until their plant burnt down in 1956). The dripper unit is marked on the outside at intervals with 2, 4, 6 & 8 cups for adding the desired water level. The bottom of the beverage urn is stamped Guardian.
There are two small dents on the top unit on either side. The rest is in very good condition.