Dating antique box coffee mills

Enjoy the old world nostalgia of grinding your own coffee by hand while preserving the natural flavor of your beans, and no electricity is required!

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It retains it's original finish and the original label is also in good enough condition that the make and model number can still be read.

It features an open hopper design and dovetail construction.

This mill was thoroughly cleaned and is ready to use. 109 Universal coffee mill was manufactured sometime after 1905 in Meriden, Connecticut.

This was one of the most popular mills ever made and features a steel case.

It is a very nice example and still has the majority of it's enamel paint and original label that is in good shape.

It has some minor paint loss mainly around the drawer and spring loaded flip up lid. that features a gold bronzed lid with the right side being hinged above a sunken hopper which holds the beans.

It has been cleaned as thoroughly as possible and is ready to use if you wish. The condition of this mill is very good with the bronze hopper retaining almost all of it's finish.

The wood is free of splits or cracks, the dovetail joints are tight and it also retains it's original finish. It is very similar to their more well known Monitor mill but has a slightly different style handle and grind adjustment setup.

The label is about 95% intact and although darkened with age is still readable. It is made of sheet metal and has a metal cup that is pressed onto two tabs under the grinder to catch the ground coffee.

This mill was disassembled as much as possible, the cast iron working parts were wire brushed and the rest was thoroughly cleaned so it is ready to use if you wish. This grinder had quite a bit of surface rust on the square part of the base, inside the hopper and inside the catch cup so those areas were wire brushed and repainted.

There is a small tear on the edge of the hopper shown in the last picture.

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