I totally striped all of the old lead paint that was left and then primed and painted it in it's original colors. The gold lettering and the intricate gold design on the body was all painted by my daughter who is also an artist The grinding gears were in excellent shape and there are no cracks or breaks on the grinder at all. The only parts that are not original to the grinder are the drawer front which was missing so I made a new front and soldered it on like the original. The rest of the drawer was in great condition.I also had to make a new wood base. The adjustment screw was also not original so I ordered a cast iron star knob from England and recreated an adjustment screw like the original. Even the wood handles are original on this grinder. The wheels on the grinder turn silky smooth and true and would be perfect to grind coffee again. I only restore grinders that are in need of restoration and always make sure to do all of the paint, decals, and all of the decoration as was done when they were new. If you are looking for a coffee grinder to add to your collection for display or to actually use again, then this would be the one for you to get. This is the only the second #5 National Specialty grinder that I have seen.
The dimensions on the grinder are 19 1/2" tall and the wheels are 12 1/2" in diameter. The item "Antique National Specialty #5 Coffee Grinder Mill. Immaculately Restored" is in sale since Friday, December 7, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Small Appliances\Coffee Grinders, Mills". The seller is "rwblades" and is located in Duluth, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica.