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Blue and White Cast Iron Wall Mounted Coffee Grinder

A very old, authentic and working, wall mounted coffee grinder from continental Europe. Second-hand.

What's for sale?

This is a very old, authentic and fully-working, wall-mounted coffee grinder from continental Europe.

The earthenware hopper is decorated with a classic, blue and white windmill scene and "café", or coffee in French.  We're assuming it was made for sale in France or French-speaking Belgium.

It has a heavy, iron grinder and crank with wooden-covered handle. On the body of the grinder is an embossed "AK", which we assume was the maker. Beneath is a typical glass container for capturing the ground coffee, which is marked "1/2", "1" and "1 1/2".

We think this was made during the first half of the 20th century. The back board has been repainted or re-varnished at some time since.

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In fair condition
  • The hopper is heavily stained and crazed above the grinder
  • The wooden lid of the hopper has been notched
  • The wooden backing board is damaged around the lower mounting holes
  • The glass container has a few nibbles around the top edge

What are the measurements?

  • 41cm high
  • 14cm wide
  • 10cm depth
  • 2297 grams

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Early 20th century (1900-1949)
Stock ID:
1 in stock

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