Oak, iron and brass coffee grinder or mill, of great age, possibly 18th century. An iron handle, support and grinding wheels, the handle with cut decoration and cast name which appears to be "U LA LOIRE" (the "OIRE" being clear). Brass hopper and rosette decoration. The base in oak, nailed, approximately 15 cm by 16 cm by 13 cm, with chamfered panels set into pillars. Evidence of old repairs- small pieces of wood inset at right angles to the triangular base plates which themselves are retained with bolts and square nuts.
Considerable wear to mechanism and base (drawer has worn grooves in the base). Damage in the form of old splits and a modern knock to one corner (arrowed in photo). Residue of metal polish caked on mechanism and traces on wood. The item "Antique Coffee Grinder or Mill" is in sale since Friday, February 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectables\Kitchenalia\Grinders".The seller is "ch_rummagers" and is located in Leicester. This item can be shipped worldwide.