This came into the contributor's possession when it was left on a church stall 20 years ago. It's an old coffee maker. The markings suggest it was made in 1908, but 'LW'. It seems to be British made, in 'Britannia Metal' - a lead alloy. The patent no is 8621/08, and the RD no 312440.
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