Antique Coffee Mills / Grinders
are active dealers in, and buyers and sellers of antique coffee mills and vintage collectible coffee
We Buy or Can Help You Sell
Mills & Grinders and Country or General Store Related Advertising &Antiques!!
We deal in and sell many antiques having
to do with coffee. From double wheel coffee grinders and wall mount coffee
mills, to coffee roasters
country store advertising related to coffee. We are especially interested in original condition #2
size cast iron 2-wheel or double wheel coffee mills or coffee grinders by makers like
Parker, Enterprise, Landers Frary & Clark, Simmons / Keen Kutter, Coles, National, and
others. #2 size
coffee mills generally stand 12-16" inches tall depending on the hopper
size, and have double wheels with a 8- 9" diameter.
We are also interested in early patented American cast
iron mills or other unusual lap or counter top size coffee grinders. Early interesting vintage AMERICAN wall mount antique coffee mills with litho advertising like
those to the left are also of interest.
We are primarily interested antique coffee grinders / mills that are in great
original condition and not repaints or restored coffee mills in any size
We are especially fond of smaller easily shipped model
grinders. The following pictures will give you an idea of the styles and
antique coffee grinders that we are seeking to buy and sell. More
can be seen in the past sale archives linked on the right.
If you are
looking to buy an antique coffee mill, please visit our sister site at
www.Patented-Antiques.com where we primarily conduct our sales of coffee related antiques and
general or country store antiques.
We do not travel nearly as
much as we use to and it seems that the only antique coffee mills that are
available on this coast are
either restored and have a thick new coat of glossy enamel
paint covering them, or are in such rough condition that they will need to
be restored. Repainted and restored coffee mills look great
if done properly, and it oftentimes needs to be done, but we are really only interested
in coffee mills in original finish
with original decals and decoration.
The green Landers, Frary and
Clark #20 coffee mill on the
left is an example
of a relatively common
antique coffee grinder in uncommonly nice
condition. This antique coffee mill is still sporting nearly all of its original paint and
decals and they are difficult to find in this condition. We have seen this grinder in a variety of color
schemes and are especially fond of those with original two-tone paint
jobs in colors other than red or black.
A really nice #2 size coffee mill like this can sell for 1000.00 or more
Few are seen or found in this nice original condition. The same coffee mill
/ grinder in lesser condition or damaged will
bring half that or less. It is all in the details
next grinder shown is a Simmons Hardware Co. of St Louis MO Koffee Krusher #2
size mill. They referred to this size mill as the # 13. I believe it is an unusual coffee mill and was offered for sale by the Simmons
Hardware Company back near the turn of the century. The Simmons Hardware Co. of
St. Louis, MO carried and sold a famous
line of now highly collectible and sought after tools and other
consumer goods, most commonly known by their Keen Kutter logo.
They used the KK logo on many of their
products, and hence the name on this mill, "Koffee Krusher". They named many of their products in this way with two K's in
Simmons never actually made their products and instead
ordered out their line to the lowest bidder. This mill appears to be a result
of that process as the wheels appear to be made by one company and the body
another, and yet it is "right" and properly marked on both halves. Much
like the way cars are made today with a US GM model having Swedish Saab
parts, and all being assembled in Mexico. Difference was, back then it was
all in house, or in country.
antique coffee grinder at the top right corner of this page is a Charles Parker
of Meriden, CT. coffee grinder. It is a #250 because of the
large nickel plated brass hopper it has. A Parker # 200 mill would have a cast iron hopper
and not the taller top nickel
hopper. It is a very rare and desirable coffee mill by what many
consider the premier maker of such things. Most companies
offered coffee mills with
nickel or brass hoppers, and they are somewhat harder to find in this configuration and
especially so in this small size. Enterprise denoted their brass
by calling the #2 size a #2 1/2 as opposed to just a #2. LFC did the
same thing naming theirs the #20 1/2 instead of the #20.
Wall Mount Coffee Mills / Grinders
are also interested in early American wall mount antique coffee mills. The following
two pictures will give you an idea of the vintage and
mills that we are interested in. We are especially fond of what is referred to as litho advertising
those to the right. The green tin litho coffee mill is marked
"Lightning No. 2 Belmont Hardware Co." and the red tin litho
coffee grinder is marked "Bouquet Roasted Coffee O.V. Tracy & Co. Syracuse, NY".
Both are complete with their original tin catch-cups, and it is condition like
these exhibit that we are interested in and can help you with. There are
hundreds of different versions of wall mount grinders that were offered
and some had glass containers like the Arcade and Parker models, but there were also
others like the Queen which had a rectangular glass jar with embossed
writing on it.
you have an antique coffee mills / grinders or other General Store
Antiques to sell please contact us
The coffee mills like the
two wall mount coffee mills to the left just below are all cast iron. The
grinder on the left is an Arcade No. 5
beautiful decorative casting and the grinder with the original cup on the
right is marked "Chas. Parker Meriden, CT". Charles Parker
was the famous shotgun / firearms manufacturer and maker of a very extensive line
of cast iron products and hardware that are eagerly sought by collectors
today. The Chas. Parker Co. made many different style coffee mills that are very
popular, especially their #250 mill 2 wheel model seen in the top left
corner of this page.
Parker made many other products as well, most notably a sewing
machine that he produced for a short time in the mid 1800's that bears his
name and the patent dates. Charles Parkers patented sewing machine had the
novel and unusual feature of the needle coming at the work
from below the sewing table.
form of vintage wall mount coffee grinders have glass hoppers above the grinder.
All are of interest, but especially ones like the
Queen which had a beautiful clear glass hopper
/ canister. Other wall mount coffee grinders that we are looking
for are the Bell, and variations of the coffee grinder known as the Telephone
The above coffee grinders are examples of the
type, style, vintage, condition and quality of these devices that we are primarily interested in
and can help you with.
To see examples of antique
or vintage coffee related antiques
that are currently for sale please go to our sister site
at www.Patented-Antiques.com and visit the cast iron and coffee related page there.
Please visit the Past Sales
Archives found in the right column to see past sales results for
the many coffee mills we have sold in the past. There are
3 different pages of them.
Larry & Carole