Dating antique coffee mills
late 19th century, red-painted body with openwork wheels and turned wood handle, ht. Enterprise Manufacturing Company Paint-decorated Cast Iron Coffee Mill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c.late 19th century, red-painted body with openwork wheels and turned wood handle, drawer with More ...Other notable American manufacturers include Logan and Strobridge, The Charles Parker Co., Steinfeld, Wilmont Castle, and Wrightsville Hardware Company.The Cost to Collect Google “antique coffee grinders” and dozens of websites pop up, from e Bay to Pinterest (for beauty shots), Etsy (for restoration and reproduction projects), collector sites, and auction houses.The result is a working, decorative display piece that is now valued as art and as a piece of history – an object of everyday life, then and now.Enterprise Manufacturing Company Paint-decorated Cast Iron and Bronze Coffee Mill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c.There are a number of You Tube channels dedicated to the restoration of cast iron objects including coffee grinders.This typically includes stripping them down to their metal, bringing them back to working order, and giving them a new coat of paint.
Design and embellishments have allowed coffee grinders to be viewed as pieces of art, and increasingly valued as such; however, more so at shows and markets than the prices realized at auctions.
Large floor-standing and counter-model coffee mills were introduced into the general store in the 1870s.