Due to some confusion, the image was only available for guesses for a short while but Janice Rasmussen was the first to guess and the first to be correct that the Janice Smith set is a vintage vacuum coffee maker set.
While not a traditional way to make coffee, vacuum coffee sets have existed for quite a while and can be bought today. The set Smith had is missing the heating pad.
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