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My plated silver coffee pot is not old (100) but the

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Customer: My plated silver coffee pot is not old (100) but the insulators on the bottom of the feet are in bad shape. I got one replacement estimate of over $300. What are they made from and can a substitute be used? It has been replated and makes great coffee. Thank you.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: There are 3 feet and the black insulators screw on the bottom of the feet. They protect the silver tray from the pots metal feet. Over the years previous owners did not know how to wax the insulators to protect them when polishing or washing. They may be a wood. I don't think it is bakelite; too early.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 11 months ago.

Hello. My name is Michael. I will help you with your question today. Do you still need assistance?

Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 11 months ago.

If you could please attach a photo using the paperclip icon in the toolbar, I can use that to help.

Mike

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Attached is a closeup of the insulators on the feet.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have responded with a photo of the item; waiting for your response.
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 11 months ago.

Thank you. That estimate is very high. I don't think these were on the set originally, but added at some point.

You can get a number of different replacements. But it will depend on the size that you need. A precise measurement of the insulator and the size of the screw would help in getting the exact one.

Mike