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O.K I know this is a lot of money to pay for a coffee grinder, But it is a rather unique and hard to find one. This coffee grinder is one of the hardest to come across as not so many of them were sold. They were sold for use in shops and coffee bars rather than the home. Peugeot did make models specifically for home use if you prefer a smaller one they are easy to find there are several on Etsy if you search for them..
For your daily grind is this fantastic, rare, turn of the century Circa 1890ish, French Peugeot Freres Coffee Mill or Grinder, known as a Moulin a Cafe in France. This particular model would have been originally used in an Epicerie or green grocer for grinding fresh house blends on demand. Therefore it would be ideal for any commercial enterprise where traditional coffee beans are used or sold. Fresh roasted coffee beans make the best coffee and grinding them is made simple with this traditional grinder.
These Industrial era appliances are highly sought after the world over, and Peugeot, currently a world class automobile manufacturer, made some of the highest quality mechanical pieces of the era. This example is no exception. Not many people know that they used to make first class items other than cars.
Condition, due to the solid construction of these commercial coffee grinder not much can, if ever go wrong with them, however, it has a split in its handle which also has signs of departed woodworm. It has been treated with a commercial woodworm treatment.
Bolts down onto a surface.
Could be restored to its former glory easily by painting the painted parts, blacking the mechanical parts and polishing the brass cover that covers half of the opening. I have absolutely no doubt that once restored it will look absolutely stunning and to boot, last forever.
The drawer at the base is for collecting the ground coffee.
Height approx 14.5 inches, width including it handle approx 14 inches.
Due to the large commercial size and construction with Numerous complex gears and parts assembled in Cast Iron, It is considerably heavy (6.5Kg) hence the price (which includes the
shipping by Colissimo international with tracking ). making it an absolute bargain!