Antique Coffee Grinders Coffee Grinders Past-A brief history of coffee mill.
The history of the mills begins long before the cultivation of coffee and thus the grinding coffee was known. We know first stone querns from Mesopotamia, which are allocated to about 3,700 BC.
The technique was simple: The material is crushed between two mostly wheel-like heavy stones. While the lower stone disk, it was clear, the upper, the millstone turned. On such querns mainly corn was ground.
The oldest crushing grains or herbs happened with mortar and pestle. Then later based the mortar mills. Here, the ram was only provided with a hand crank to get that effective and less power to use.
This mortar mills and hand-mills, which the Romans used them as “mola trusatilis” or were identified, distributed in the households of the early centuries quite.
The technique was refined with time. Since the loss due to abrasion, for example, when red sandstone, was enormous, gradually replaced the stone as a metal grinder. Iron, cast iron or steel used is far less than from stone.
Antique Coffee Grinders: But until the coffee mill was still a step. Then there were times when the Antique Coffee Grinders were a integral part of the kitchen.
Today, however, fewer and fewer people grind their own coffee Aromatic coffee of different varieties are already milled to buy in packages. Modern coffee machines often work with so-called coffee .
With the advent of coffee machines in the households are now often used again, whole beans, the Antique Coffee Grinders were integrated into the machine. It is thus a steady development of the coffee grinding to record. It is believed that coffee was first discovered in Ethiopia as a wild plant.
The first coffee house in Europe originated in Constantinople, now Istanbul. More coffee houses were built in Venice in 1645, 1679 in Paris, 1672, in Vienna in 1683, in Hamburg, and the house in Bremen in 1697, to mention just a few. Even 18 years after the establishment of the Bremen coffee house in 1715 could describe the first coffee grinder, as we now know, in principle, with grinder and drawer.
This way of preparing the coffee by boiling. The water forces out the burned or roasted beans are previously ground in the mortar.
The antique coffee grinders coffee mills, where it ground the roasted coffee is in a small round or square moving place in a moored machine. Which consists of a cylindrical, hollow and internally done by using a hand crank. On the outside there is a drawer on the bottom to catch the ground coffee.
The Coffee Grinders and coffee drum are not inventions, but had been copied there very soon. They are still running now by the millions, and the greater part of Germany still grinds on Nuremberg Antique Coffee grinders.
They still use grinders in spice shops where they grind coffee daily and sell it. Fresh ground coffee is very good and has a great smell that lingers.
It has machinery types of Antique Coffee Grinders in terms of their box. Some are square, some cylindrical, and are screwed in the middle together, of which the lower part receives the ground coffee. It also has some that have a brass housing, screwed from each other, and can be carried in your pocket, but all come in regard to the mechanism consistent with each other.
The smaller varieties of Antique Coffee Grinders, which are used in families, a box and a case of thick iron plates, and the actual work, or the mill is of steel, and replaced when daily number of meals is ground out about 6 to 8 years before they may be broken. When these things happened, it seems to hold good as long, so that they use such a mill in the 18 years in a family, and all sorts of other hard things as: pepper, barley, etc. by means of a set screw to grind coarse or fine.
The coffee grinders used in spice shops were the first kind only distinguished by the size and strength of the actual work. Since such large mill is used daily in the shops without ceasing, it gets in used a full three years before it needs a sharpening if necessary, and may, not need any other repairs.
Since the taste of coffee with the essential freshness is related, even the very early Antique Coffee Grinders have opportunities to adjust the fineness. Depending on whether this adjustment is given above the hopper, outside the mill body mostly on the axis, or whether it is located below the axis inside the coffee grinder, a distinction is made between upper and under digit digit Coffee Grinders Coffee Grinders.
An assignment to production periods and periods can be good on the basis of the material, the hopper forms, of the hand crank, or make decorations. Also on the grinder, the technological changes over time are not passed. As in other areas, for example in the puppet , begins in the middle of the 19th Century, a wave of mechanization, the mechanization and mass production. The Antique Coffee Grinders, hand forged by then, first in some areas, later fully machined. The grinder, however, quite hidden in the inaccessible housing, is likely to be difficult to classify only visually.
Significantly the time Differentiated express the hopper. The hopper to 1800 are either still kept very flat, yes trained almost like a plate and in these cases, usually made of forged iron. Often consisted of the funnel out of brass or iron plate, in which case the funnel were more cylindrical, barrel-shaped or cylindrical designed. The hoppers are open at the time to the top.
Antique Coffee Grinders: Around 1800, come on high, expectant down narrow funnel, they are square, have edges. The sketch shows an example of such a coffee mill in the 1820′s.
In this high-edged funnel follow open bell funnel. Instead of bell-shaped funnel could also be cup-shaped open. In the 1930′s of the 19th Century funnel first, as we know it today from coffee grinders, sunk down to the mill.
With industrialization, the mid-19th Century the funnel comes with lockable sliding openings on more and more.
The funnel with output of Art Nouveau but then again later. They sit like a dome raised on the body of the mill. The sketch shown below shows an example.
During the subsequent 30 years of the 20th Century the funnel but then lower again. After the 2nd World War the hopper finally disappears gradually returned to the interior of the now mostly cube-shaped wooden Antique Coffee Grinders.
Besides hoppers and decorations can include the creation of the cranks close to the time of origin. Flat long, often removable winches without any ornamentation characterize the early coffee grinders. With the 19th Coming century these decorated on hand cranks.
Richly decorated, partially broken, the cranks at about the beginning of the founding era, and the historic-ism after the voluptuous forms of the Renaissance and Baroque, and then longed Noumea era with its predominantly floral elements.
After Art Noumea is also reflected in the cranks through a design that. On the actual use that aims pure purpose and functionality They are similar in its simplicity to the cranks of the early antique coffee grinders, but they are shorter and generally no longer located on the side of the housing.
Antique coffee grinder from our antiques mall at Gannon´s Antiques & Art