Reader Jerry contact me recently regarding the percolator styles. I hadn’t actually notice that there are two distinct style of handles.
He was concerned about compatibility of the glass percolator tops with the different versions.
Looking through all of our old catalogs, I was able to narrow down the design change to 1961. Catalogs prior to 1961 show the old style handle. A catalog from February of 1961 shows some with the old style and some with the new.
Another catalog from September of 1961 shows all the coffee items with the new style.
As it turns out, both styles always used the same glass percolator top. We’ve outlined this with more detailed information in our page for the Percolator.