Small Antique Coffee Grinder
- Source: eBay
Up for bid is a little antique Enterprise table top coffee grinder. After searching the internet, we found that Enterprise grinders of this type were manufactured in various sizes into the 1920's, the #2 being the smallest with twin wheels. Each wheel is 8 3/4" in diameter and embossed with "ENTERPRISE MFG CO PHILADELPHIA USA" The total height including the oak base is about 12 ". On the inside, the parts are marked "Pulverizer" and "Patd. July 1898". It's in beautiful condition and even grinds coffee! (I just had to try it) It makes a little noise when turning the wheels, but think that's normal. I've checked it over and didn't see any cracks, welds or repairs to the metal. At some time during it's life it's been repainted, probably to match someones kitchen and has beautiful decals on the front, sides and back. The oak base and original handle are in beautiful condition. The little coffee drawer is made of wood with what looks like a solid walnut face. According to the internet, the original drawer was metal, so someone must have made this one, but did a beautiful job and it fits like a glove and very attractive.Im selling this as an antique and cant make any guarntees as to how well it will work. It's a beautiful little grinder and needs a good home. Good luck bidding and please dont hesitate to ask questions.