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Topic: Industrial-strength Grinder For Sale (5 msgs / 94 lines)
1) From: Roger Lebow
Anyone looking for a grinder suitable for an intimate kaffeeklatsch of 
a few hundred souls (it might also be suitable for use as a light 
airplane engine)? Whilst nosing around an antique shop in Pasadena, CA, 
I found this bright red brute of a grinder: made by Robbins & Meyers, 
Springfield, Ohio. The listed RPM, I believe, (and I have no idea if 
this is important, but anyone who's enough of a wirehead to be 
interested might want to know) is 1750. There is a hopper, unattached 
at the moment. It appears to be in decent shape. The tag says $325. The 
place looks pretty desperate (lotsa open space), and one would suppose 
offers are cheerfully entertained. No idea if this puppy works--I just 
thought that if anyone is in the SoCal area you might take a look. It's 
at the Pasadena Antique Center ANNEX (not the main building), Fair Oaks 
& Bellevue (I seem to recall); their 'phone # is 626/449-9445.
Please let me know if one of you gets this; I want to see it under sail 
once you fire it up.
Good luck,
Roger
Sierra Madre, California

2) From: Scott Marquardt
Man, I'd love to see something like that.
I'll tell you the grinder I want. Anyone remember the Waltons TV show? Ike
Godsey's store had a yellow grinder with a huge double flywheel. It
apparently worked. I would LOVE to have that exact grinder. Geez it was
awesome.
- S
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3) From: miKe mcKoffee
Old antique grinders can often be found on eBay. A number of them right now.
Just search "Antique Coffee Grinder". Saw a number of double wheelers even
but didn't see a yellow one:-) But did see a cool green double wheel that's
been converted to a lamp AND still can be used for grinding coffee!
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	From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Scott Marquardt
	Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 9:25 PM
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	Man, I'd love to see something like that.
	 
	I'll tell you the grinder I want. Anyone remember the Waltons TV
show? Ike Godsey's store had a yellow grinder with a huge double flywheel.
It apparently worked. I would LOVE to have that exact grinder. Geez it was
awesome. 
	 
	- S
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4) From: Chad Fry
Also, search under "coffee mill" on ebay. I have a small collection of 
antique grinders that decorate my coffee room. I have to admit, I can't 
resist grabbing one off the shelf and using the old thing every once in 
a while :)
Chad
Running Springs, CA
On Thu, 21 Sep 2006 9:45pm, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
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Chad

5) From: kofi
Sigh. I already have an antique grinder. It's a Valley Electric Corp, St
Louis shop grinder from the 1920's.
Works but the burrs are a bit on the blunt side plus it has a horizontal
feed screw so it wastes a lot of beans on the way to the burrs. Just a show
piece now. Decor.
On 9/21/06, Roger Lebow  wrote:
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