Letters to the Editor: Collecting Coffee Mills

Collecting Enterprise antique coffee grinders.


| August 2008



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I enjoy the variety and stories in Farm Collector - the personal stories of collectors are my favorite part.

I have a collection of Enterprise coffee grinders, including sizes 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 12, which date to the 1880s. I display them in the museum at the Hudson Valley Old Time Power Assn. each October.

The photo shows the no. 12 Enterprise coffee mill, dated 1873. All the paint is original, and it came from an old general store in Stowe, Vt. It is 34 inches tall with 25-inch flywheels and weighs 140 pounds.

Keep up the great work!

William L. Rogers
Hannacroix, N.Y.