This appraisal request was sent by Jennifer N., a blog reader. She wanted to find out the value of her antique coffee grinder. Here are the pictures.
And here is her original email :
Hi again, sorry this is the Landers, Frary, and Clark coffee grinder. The other grinder I just sent you was not of course. I would like to know the value of this one also, if possible. I have more pictures of this one on its way. Thanks again, Jennifer
This is an antique Landers, Frary and Clark, New Britain, Conn cast-iron coffee grinder with 2 wheels. Usually used for commercial purposes.
It should be one of the followings: No 20, 30, 50, 70, 90. Take a close look at the hopper lid. I can’t tell from the blurry pictures, but except for 70, the model number should be written on the lid. No 20 should have slanted catch box, so it’s not 20.
If the white round thing on the top of the lid seems broken, it is very likely that it is 90. No.90 has extra decoration on the lid. It is the only one that has it out of those 5 models. If the wheel pully is 19 1/2″ it is No. 90.
Take a look at the measurements. (Wheel Diameter)
- No. 20 – 8 3/4″
- No. 30 – 12 1/2″
- No. 50 – 12 1/2″
- No. 70 – 17″
- No. 90 – 19 1/2″
Not knowing the exact model, I can only tell you that similar models in good-excellent condition go for anywhere between $400 – $950. I know it’s a big range, but it depends on which model you have and the condition of the mill.
But yes, it is one of the expensive antique mills being sold on the net. Here are some sample.
As you can see, 1/2 series, such as No. 20 1/2, 30 1/2, and No 40, 60, 100 have different iron hopper designs.
Please let me know what the diameter of the wheels is.