In the late 1870’s through the late 1920’s the Charles Parker company mad 7 different types of the rapid grinders. After No. 530 canister mill, they named the later models “Victor” The models are :
- No. 525
- No. 530
- No. 535 Victor
- No. 540 Victor
- No. 541 Victor
- No. 542 & 545 – Two Pound Mill
- No. 555 – Metal cover
Out of the 7, No 541 wood canister mill is probably the most popular one for the collectors. It highly valued, especially if the original round tin coffee receiver is still there.
I’ve seen a few Rapid Grinding or Rapid Grinders on eBay, but not too many. Those rarely show up in the online market. I’ve seen Parker 525 being sold on eBay in March 2020, which was sold for $95 (including shipping). I have multiple alerts setup but I’ve not seen a lot.
Charles Parker Rapid Grinding Mill Series for Sale
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I found this interesting advertisement featuring Parker’s No. 555 grinder. It says “Parker’s Improved – made of poplar, dovetailed and varnished; black enamel finish casting; wood bottom drawer; chilled iron grinders; sunken hopper. Patent ratchet adjusting nut that positively assures uniform granulations. With side handle.
Capacity 1lb of coffee, Size, 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches high. Weight per dozen, 54 1/2 lbs.