This is a Meriden Britannia silver plate 1 Pt coffee pot with the word "Alderman" engraved on the front. It is marked with the Meriden B. Company balance/scales circle logo. Above the mark it reads "Made and Guaranteed by" and below the mark it reads "8 1 PT U.S.A." This mark was used between 1866-1898. There is a small dent in the lid near the handle, and the silver plating is worn and scratched in several places. It is in very good condition, especially considering the age. The coffee pot is 5 1/4" tall to the top of the finial knob on the lid. MBR.