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Object ID 000225

Object Name Coffee grinder

Object Desc Large cast-iron red-painted Coffee Grinder that has 5 lb. capacity.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000212

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Coffee/Tea


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords grinders,Lane Bros. Co.,coffee,beverages,

Title Coffee grinder

Description Large Red cast-iron commerical coffee grinder. The Swift Mill Lane Brothers PoughKeepsie, N.Y. Pictures are missing Lane Brothers "Smokestack" Swift Coffee Mill No. 16. The Swift Mill Lane Brothers Poughkeepsie N. Y. is stamped on each wheel. The wheels measure 23" and the overall height of the coffee mill is 36" There is no patent date but this intricate wheel design was not in use until 1878 when the company set up shop in Poughkeepsie. The Lane Brothers started in 1808 in Harts Village, Millbrook New York.


Approx Collection Date

Height 36

Length 12.75

Width 16

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Black base that object is secured to: Length: 7.5 in Width: 22.0 in Height: .75 in

Quantity 1

Material metal, cast iron


Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Lane Brothers

Maker Details New York

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY000212



Date FEB 7,2013

Summary Very Good

Assessor Christina

Notes Seems to be in good condition. The red paint may have come off, but it also looks like it was painted in an "antiqued" style. There are no labels or markings on it except for the wheels. Wheels still spin. the handle on the wheel is loose. There should be pictures on the hopper of pastoral scenes, but they are missing.