Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

The Universal Coffee Machine. Jordan-Marsh Co., Boston.


The front panel has a brown frame with a leaf in each corner. Inside the frame is a maid holding a tray with a coffee machine and two cups with saucers. The back panel has Where "Universal" Coffee Percolators, Food Choppers, Bread Makers, Cake Makers, Alcohol Stoves are made. There is a picture of the factory with the company address underneath it. A note on that "Universal" is stamped on all pieces follows. The bottom left corner has No. 100. The front end page has a picture of a coffee percolator and the text " The following pages describe and illustrate that invention by which, as in no other way, any one can easily make Coffee Supreme Excellence." The back end page has the text "To Conclude. Buy good coffee. Grind it fresh every day. Follow directions. Keep the working parts clean. Never use boiling water and you will enjoy, every day, the very best coffee that can be made. The pages have the basic instructions of making coffee and then pictures of the various coffee percolators. The illustrations and text are in brown.

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Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Brand Name: Universal Housewares and Hardware

Publisher: Landers, Frary & Clark (New Britain, Conn.)

1920 (ca.)

23 p.

15.9 x 8.6 cm


Language: English

Key term: Appliances

Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: The Universal Coffee Machine. Jordan-Marsh Co., Boston.. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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