Chemex Coffee Maker
- Peter Schlumbohm, American, 1896-1962
- Born: Germany
- Chemex Corporation
- Work Locations: New York, NY
- Active Dates: Established 1939
MediumPyrex glass, wood, and leather
Credit LineBequest of Myron B. Hochstetler
Peter Schlumbohm, Chemex Coffee Maker, 1941. Pyrex glass, wood, and leather; 9 1/2 x 6 x 6 in. Manufactured by Chemex Corporation, New York. Denver Art Museum: Bequest of Myron B. Hochstetler, 1970.118.
Dimensionsheight: 9.5 in, 24.1300 cm; diameter: 6 in, 15.2400 cm
InscriptionChemex, U.S.Patent 2.411.340, made in U.S.A.
DepartmentArchitecture and Design
CollectionArchitecture and Design
Peter Schlumbohm, a chemist-inventor, applied scientific solutions to the problems of making coffee. The Chemex Coffee Maker replicates a process of filtration adapted in the laboratory. This was the first of a line of “products for the Chemist’s Kitchen” that Schlumbohm developed over the next two decades.
Known ProvenanceBequeathed 1970 by Myron B. Hochstetler to the Denver Art Museum.
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