Art Deco chrome and Bakelite coffee service with original oval Bakelite and chrome tray.
Manufactured in the late 1930s by the Manning Bowman Co. of Meriden Conn.
"MB Means Best" was part of their advertising slogan.
The chrome is in excellent condition, it was probably a wedding present for someone who never used it judging by the condition of the percolator cord and the chrome finish.
The only flaw is , unfortunately the creamer was dropped , perhaps when the original owner was packing it for storage, see the dent as shown in 2 close up photos of this area.
The Bakelite trim is very deco orange and black.
This is truly one of the finest Art Deco chrome sets I have ever come across.
The tray is 22 1/2 inches long handle to handle.
and it is 14 1/4 inches wide.
The coffee pot is 15 inches tall, and 10 inches across handle to handle.
The coffee pot insert appears never used, it has a dry appearance, not shiny.
The cord looks to be fine, the old style cord, so, therefore, it appears original to the set.
The cream and sugar have a lovely brushed interior finish with a light coppery hue.
This is a very well made luxury true art deco set that has not been tested, but should work fine, however, please note, it is offered for it's appearance not for it's function...there is no reason why it would not work though.
UPS shipping, therefore an actual address is required, no P.O. Box.
If the shipping is more than the flat cost stated, I will pay the addition shipping as a thank you for your order.
If it cost less, I will be sure to refund you the shipping over charge.
It is an amazing set that appears never used...only wear would be due to storage through the years by the family...and again, please remember, the bent creamer appears to have happened when dropped, it is not cracked, but is bent.
Art Deco Chrome and Bakelite Manning Bowman Co Coffee Service