Previously Sold Coffee Mills
Here are some coffee mills we have sold in past.
We show these for
reference purposes and to give you an idea of the vast varieties of
Green Arcade Crystal No. 4
Mounted on Board w/Replacement Catch Cup
Arcade Favorite No. 300 Box Mill
A rare Steamboat mill, 1830-1850.
Logan & Strobridge No. 701 "Franco American" Mill
Joe MacMillan tells us this model was made around 1892,
which we know because the ornate iron top is finished in bronze.
Arcade Crystal No. 1
(mounted on home-made wooden base)
Wrightsville Hardware No. 1147 Colonial Box Mill
Elgin National Coffee Mill - No. 46, Fully
This was one of the most beautiful coffee mills we've come across; a
masterful restoration of an Elgin No. 46 mill, totally complete.
This is just what the original would have looked like from Woodruff &
Edwards 100 years ago.
Sun Challenge 1080 Box Mill w/Original Label
Peck, Stow & Wilcox International 4000 Box Mill
This was a real gem! One of the more rare
of the box mills, this little mill was all original from the 1890s.
The beautiful cross-over "X" design and the large wooden knob on the
crank handle are the perfect characteristics of the PS&W mills.
PS&W has a rich history, going back to the early 1800s. We almost
kept it for ourselves, but it went to a good home!
Caswell Coffee - National Crest Tins
We don't usually put coffee tins on this page,
but we've had a lot of interest in Caswell Coffee tins over the
yeas and we've learned a lot of
history about about Caswell Coffee Company through the connections these
have brought us.
Enterprise No. 2
Rare, One-of-a-Kind Nickel Plated
Elgin National Coffee Mill
Elgin No. 46 mill by Woodruff & Edwards Co.
(2 feet tall, 12" inch diameter wheels)
Enterprise No. 1, 1870s
John Wright Coffee Mill
This beautiful, solid cast iron coffee mill was made by John Wright Inc.
These mills are not all that old, but still very beautiful and highly
sought after among collectors. They are one of the last double-wheel
coffee mills made here in the states. John Wright bought out the
Wrightsville Hardware Co. in 1967 and merged it with his existing
company which he started in 1947.
This was the model #2110 with the white drawer. They also made one with
a red drawer, model #2111; and one in green (they called it avocado),
model #2112. These were all the same size (12 inches tall with 6.75 inch
wheels) and were made from around 1968-1974.
Landers, Frary & Clark · Universal No. 11
Original green paint with label, 12" tall. Very popular mill; very
Large Round Italian Coffee Mill
This was one of the most unusual yet beautiful coffee grinders we have
It was made in Italy; probably in the mid 20th Century. It was almost
22" tall; the single wheel was 8.5" in diameter. It measured 7" diameter
at the base and tapered to under 5" at the top.
The label read "Caffe."
Colonial Box Mill w/Handle
The Colonial No. 1707 was one of the most popular later models made by
the Wrightsville Hardware Co.
C S Bell No. 2 Upright Grist Mill
The C. S. Bell Company is still in business today but they quit making
grinders in the 1970's. This early mill from the 1920's was marketed as
a grist mill for grain but they were used as coffee mills as well.
English Spong No. 2 Coffee Mill
James Osborne Spong started a small family business in 1856 in London,
England to make economic household utensils. His coffee grinders have
changed design very little since the beginning as he found no
James made 5 models of the Spong mill, numbered 0 to 4, each graduating
This mill was complete with the original tin catch tray for the coffee
grounds and the original box (somewhat tattered)
Spong No. 4 & 1
Here is a No. 4 and No. 1 mill side by side to give you an idea of the
(The No. 2 - shown above - is just slightly larger than the No. 1)
German, Brass Cylinder Coffee Grinder by
Early American (Arcade??) Box Mill. Late 1800s.
Arcade Crystal No. 3 - Complete and 100% Original
We've included these pictures to show what the
original looks like. The tin lid is embossed "Arcade."
The top jar is clearly marked "Crystal
No. 3" with metal protection around the
bottom threads. The original metal body is black-japanned; not painted.
It also has a rubber gasket/seal around the inside lip to secure the top
jar in place. (This is very rare to find; most have electrical tape or
something similar wrapped around the threads to eliminate the loose
play. This does not necessarily diminish the value, by the way; but the
original gasket increases the value.) The bottom cup is 3.75" tall, has
tablespoon marking impressions on the side and the bottom is clearly
marked "Arcade MFG Co, 3, Freeport. ILL."
(The original bottom jar for the No. 3's are very rare and
valuable--worth up to $200 by themselves.)
Ornate Austrian Box Coffee Mill w/Open Brass
Royal Coffee Mill No. 97
This cast iron, Royal side mill was made by the Arcade Mfg. Co.
Patent dates of April 15, 1890 and June 5, 1894 were stamped on back.
Spanish Elma Upright Coffee Mill
(12" Tall - 8" Wheel - 1920's)
Arcade Crystal No. 3
Mounted w/ Replacement Catch Cup
Early American Box Mill w/Handle.
This was a Parker National Mill, one of the 400 series from the 1890's.
Peugeot Brother's Coffee Grinder
Before these French brothers started the famous car company, they were
first into kitchen items of various kinds and started making box mills
in the 1850s. This was a classic example of one of their many coffee
mills. Joe MacMillan identifies the age of their mills by the crest or
label. As far as we can tell, this mill was made between 1910-1936 based
on the design of the label.
We've had a lot of questions about Peugeot mills. Many of there mills
are still around today as they made literally thousands of different
mills with just slight differences. They used to show a lot of their coffee mills
they produced on their on-line, but sadly they have recently
removed this from the Peugeot web site.
Beautiful, hand made mill from Costa Rican
Silver & Glass Coffee Pot
by the International Silver Company
Vintage - 1940s - 1950s
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