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CHEMEX | “I wonder …”

“I wonder …” a question one should never ask if one has access to the Internet.

Recall from my previous post that I finally bought a length of leather thong to refurbish my CHEMEX. Today “I wonder …” crossed my mind.

From the CHEMEX website

http://www.chemexcoffeemaker.com/accessories/wood-collar-tie-2.html

I do not know what the shipping cost would be.

The irony is that the cost of new wood collar + wooden bead + leather tie direct from CHEMEX is about what I paid for the leather thong at the craft store. 

Perhaps in the future I will upgrade. It is nice to know that I can.

Vintage CHEMEX

The story

When I told him I was looking for a CHEMEX coffee carafe, my friend in Florida told me I could probably find a used one much cheaper than a new one. He also told me one can frequently find a used one at significantly cheaper cost (than on Amazon) by visiting thrift shops, eBay, etc. He sent me several links.

Days (weeks?) later he told me that while rummaging around in his house he found one. Knowing my friend this is entirely believable. You would have to see his place …

The unboxing 

The outer box

The inner box


The carafe

Digging out the packing peanuts – like digging out rice cakes

The price*

Complete

 

Related

https://contrafactual.com/2016/12/06/a-chemex-brew-guide/

https://contrafactual.com/2016/12/06/inventor-of-the-day-dr-peter-schlumbohm/

* AUG 34 FOR 2.99 – $2.99 at a thrift store I believe, but what does the “34” mean?