VACUUM POT LINKS
Links to other Vacuum Coffee Pot resources on the Web. 
The Coffee Kid
The "coffee lover's obsession site" -- Not as active or as informative as it used
to be, but there's still some useful space devoted to vacuum pots.
19th Century Roasters
A site devoted to coffee roasters with lots of great images of vacuum pots
and related advertising and ephemera.
Vintage Coffee Paraphernalia
A site devoted to showing interesting examples of coffee makers.
Vacuum Coffee Pot Collectors (Yahoo! Group)
A discussion group dedicated to vintage and modern vacuum coffee makers and related items.

Replacement Parts:
Narrow-neck Replacement Rubber Gaskets
Casco Bay Molding in Maine offers replacement gaskets for narrow-necked Silex
vacuum pots.  They are injection molded of silicone rubber and dishwasher safe!

Wide-neck Replacement Rubber Gaskets 
A company called Dayseal is now making replacement gaskets for a number of
vacuum coffee pots, including the Sunbeam C30, 40, and C50, Cory D-Series,
Silex wide-mouth, Nicro 500-series, and Farberware Coffee Robot 500-series
with additional models planned.  Gaskets are made from 100% foodgrade silicone
rubber.  
Wire Trivets / Heat Diffusers
A wire trivet is recommended when using a glass vacuum pot on an electric stove.
Various online retailers sell inexpensive wire trivets (also called "heat diffusers" or
"stove rings"):
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Stove Ring
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Heat Diffuser
wire_diffuser.gif (1150 bytes) Fitz-All Wire
Heat Diffuser (2-pk)

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