Vintage Mid Century Treen Coffee Grinder

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A nice example of a treen German coffee grinder made by D.R.G.M in the mid 20th Century.

This is a nice large example of a wooden Continental coffee grinder, which is still in full working order and can continue to be used to grind coffee. Featuring a large brass grinder section and a turned wooden handle, the coffee grinder also makes a great display piece. For a relatively small item, it is lovely to see the quality of workmanship that has gone into making this piece, with perfectly formed dovetail joints used in the main wooden frame, as well as the drawer.

The coffee grinder is in fair condition for its age. The base has four holes in it, where it was originally screwed to a work surface for stability. There is also a small split in the wood on the base, but this doesn’t affect its operation in any way. One edge of the corner of wooden surround has also previously fallen away. This has a rather crude repair, although it’s not notable from the front of the coffee grinder. I am sure the repair could be made more professionally.

The brass grinder and drawer still have a coffee aroma from use. The drawer also has three small worm holes in it, but these have been treated and are no longer an issue.

Overall, this is a nice decorative piece which is still perfect for use as a coffee grinder today.
Height, 25cm (base unit is 11.5cm tall); Width & Depth of Base, 14cm; Widest Point with Handle, 20cm

UK delivery £5.50 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.




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