The Enterprise Aluminum Company opened in 1915 in Massillon, Ohio. A year later they were manufacturing fifty-two different products. They were best known for their Drip O Lator which was invented by the company’s second president. It was patented in 1921 and 1930. During World War II when aluminum products could not be manufactured, they switched production to making war goods for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. They also made products to support the Korean War. In 1956 they built a new plant in Georgia and moved all their operations there. Production of the Drip O Lator ceased in the middle of the 20th century.
As the mark on the bottom of this three cup Drip O Lator coffee pot states- it could still “make healthful coffee” today with a little cleaning and polishing. The clip on the top piece fits securely onto the bottom pot as the water drips through. The lid fits snuggly on both the top and the bottom pot. There are no dings or dents. When fully assembled it is 8" tall to the top of the knob.
This would be an interesting addition to your country kitchen collection or to use every day or when camping. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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Vintage Enterprise Aluminum Company Drip O Lator Coffee Pot