Old Coffee Grinders . com
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We collect and sell antique coffee grinders or mills made by Arcade, Enterprise, Landers Frary & Clark, Parker, Steinfeld and other manufacturers. We specialize in the wall mounted mills with glass hoppers or canister mills as these were sometimes included with the Hoosier Cabinets that make up the other part of our business (see link at bottom of page). We also deal in box or lap mills and some larger counter models.
All of our hand operated coffee grinders are ready for you to use and enjoy in today's household. However, if you plan on using your mill on a daily basis, I would recommend one with a cast iron body rather than a wooden one. While age has almost no negative effects on cast iron mills, over time the joints and nails in a wooden mill have a tendency to loose some of their original strength. Most of the mills have been totally disassembled and thoroughly cleaned and some that didn't have a good original finish have been painted if necessary to "like new" condition. I would not recommend trying to use an old mill without giving it a through cleaning first. I will disclose all work I have done to any particular mill in it's description.
Grinding your coffee beans fresh at home is the single most important action you can take to improve the freshness and flavor of your coffee. Coffee purists believe that the heat generated from electric grinders damages the coffee and that hand grinding delivers the best results, so pick a mill and get ready to taste the best cup of coffee you've ever had.
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Our interest in antique coffee mills started during an extended power outage many years ago. We were faced with a jar full of beans, and an electric grinder that sat silently on our kitchen counter. We started hunting for a solution and eventually found our first Arcade 25 coffee mill. We were ecstatic to find something that combined style and functionality in one package. I now have enough mills in my collection to grind coffee for a small army and we still use our original Arcade 25 as our daily grinder.
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I do not enjoy sandblasting any antique, but I do enjoy seeing something that was unusable and neglected brought back to "like new" condition. I wish all the mills that I purchase had beautiful original paint and all parts intact, but unfortunately some of the mills that I purchase have spent many years in less than ideal conditions and look like this by the time I get them. After the mill has been disassembled (a replacement had to be located for the broken handle), the parts are either sandblasted or wire brushed down to bare metal which leaves it looking like this. The mill has at least four coats of paint applied and is then reassembled. This mill only needs to have a hopper and catch cup added to be ready for another 90 years of grinding your favorite brew. Click here to see the completed mill.
We have moved some of our items to their own web-pages
Payment - To keep our prices reasonable, we prefer payment by personal check or money order. Payment by VISA or MASTERCARD may also be made via PAYPALŠ. Contact PAYPALŠ http://www.paypal.com for information on how to establish one of their convenient accounts. If you wish to purchase more than one item using PayPal, please contact me first with the items you are interested in, and I will send you an invoice for all the items combined. To pay by check or money order my mailing address is;
HoosierCabinet.com P.O. Box 374 Weare, NH 03281
Please let me know what you are interested in by email before sending a check or money order so I can guarantee that the item is still in stock and place it on hold for you.
Shipping - Is currently limited to the United States. All of my items are very breakable and although I pack very well, I'm not 100% positive that it is enough to survive overseas travel. All orders (except original advertisements) are shipped via USPS Priority mail, with a minimum charge of $4.70. Insurance is required as all of our items are very breakable. We never charge a handling fee, only actual postage. Lost items may not always be available for replacement, in which case a refund will be issued.
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Canister, Wall, Post and Side Mounted Coffee Grinders or Mills
Box or Lap Coffee Grinders or Mills
Upright Coffee Grinders or Mills
European Coffee Grinders or Mills
Other Grinders and Coffee Related Items
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Please check this site often as our stock is constantly changing.
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