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Unrestored. Sold as found. All original.
This is an oldie – and in truth I didn’t even want to attempt restoration as it would have meant dismounting this gorgeous piece of the coffee makers art. This was saved from a demolition of a 18th century farmhouse. Carriage bolts holding it to the wood are blacksmith made, as is the nut attaching the handle to the body, and the wood itself is adze formed so it’s probably pre-1900 and maybe pre 1850. It could definitely use some oiling – but the handle turns and the piece is in remarkably good shape. Taking this back to working shape would take very little time (and we can do it for an additional fee if you so desire) but this is a piece of history and it should be displayed somewhere. Name plate is peened into place and appears to be brass or copper. Hopper is steel. Piece seems to have most of the original japanning or paint. S. shaped handle with wooden handle.
Marked: “King’s Improved Patent Coffee Mill”
Body approximately 6” long, 6” tall, handle is 5” long with wooden knob.
No cracks or chips. Designed to be counter or wall hung.
As always we are happy to take back pieces if you are not 100% satisfied. (Please see return policy)