$600 Antique Coffee Grinder = Function + Art for Your Kitchen
There aren’t too many coffee grinders on the shelves at Walmart that are going to make visitors look twice, but this antique coffee mill sure will.
Manufactured prior to 1881, the grinder features solid construction that is a testament to the functional yet handsome creations of the Industrial Revolution. They didn’t have the term “planned obsolescence” in their vocabularies back then, but, even so, it’s impressive that this coffee mill still works.
“This Enterprise No. 7 coffee mill was manufactured prior to 1881. After 1881, all of the mills produced by Enterprise had covers, but this grinder never had one. When I got this mill it had already been sandblasted and painted. It has been repainted in more appropriate colors with blue and gold leaf highlighting the wheels and lettering. It has over 15 inch wheels and weighs in at almost 50 pounds. This mill would look great in a Coffee Shop or even in a large kitchen used as a centerpiece. It has been thoroughly cleaned, works very well and grinds very quickly. The only problems to report are that one of the ‘wings’ on the wing nut has been broken off and the bottom of the drawer has some wood missing near the front.”
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