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As long as there have been coffee drinkers, there have been people devising new methods for brewing it. Percolators were one such advancement of the 19th century, but all of them were powered by stovetop or campfire. In the early 20th century, electric percolators came onto the scene, and for the first time homeowners could make coffee by plugging into the grid. The Universal Percolator, manufactured by Landers, Frary & Clark, was part of a line of electric household appliances the company designed to make life easier for the American housewife.
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