My parents built a new home in 1961 and had appliances that look almost identical to those pictured. They worked without fail for 35 years until my younger brother bought the house and ripped out the entire kitchen. I can remember most vividly the numerous times when my dad would put his aluminum percolator coffee pot on the burner and then fall asleep waiting for the coffee to finish.(He had a penchant for the booze in the years after my mother had passed) There were at least two times when the aluminum pot boiled dry and then the aluminum melted down into the burner. I bought him one of the first models of Mr Coffee's wonderful machine, but he managed to destroy it as well by leaving it on all night. His 2nd, 3rd, and 4th wives would not allow him to touch anything in the kitchen!