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Topic: "Chinatown Hand Mill" (2 msgs / 49 lines)
1) From: Steve Schreck
Hi Ming,
 I got a ceramic hand mill w/o handle for less than $6 shipping included =
about four years ago through and eBay auction. It turned out to be a one =
piece ceramic-bodied cube in white glaze with a brown-orange flower =
swirl motif running around the sides: real intriguing eye candy w a =
brass hopper top w sliding hopper door.  The bottom has: "Made in Italy" =
and "J.W. Co." stamped with green glaze.
After fitting it with a handle canalized from another old hand mill it =
proceeded to produce some of the most consistent grinds all the way from =
course through very fine and did so faster than any other of my fair =
sized collection of hand mills (exclusive of a larger-burred wall mill) =
including a couple of Zasses. 
My favorite hand mill, it sees almost constant use as my only powered =
alternative is an old Warring direct drive burr unit; a gem....if you =
like noise and a powdery, messy result. 
Does anyone in the group know anything about this company and/or the =
mill?  I'd sure like to get a matching handle for it which would be =
brass I would think. 
Steve Schreck
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2) From: John Blumel
On Jan 4, 2005, at 10:12pm, Steve Schreck wrote:
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I don't know anything about your "J.W. Co." mill but is your wall mill 
a Zassenhaus?
John Blumel


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