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Catalog Number 2013.007.040
Description Imperial Coffee Grinder, c. 1885-1939. Square interlocking wooden box with a small pull-out bottom drawer. On top of box, raised circular metal piece that has an extended metal serpentine handle with a rounded wooden knob. Metal piece has embossed text and texture.
Object Name Grinder, Food
Collection 3D - Food Processing & Prep Tools & Equipment
Title Imperial Coffee Grinder, c. 1885-1939
Date c. 1885-1939
Creator Arcade Manufacturing Company, Freeport, Illinois
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "IMPERIAL" (Embossed on top of metal piece on top of box)
Notes "The Arcade Company has always made a specialty of coffee mills, but it turns out a variety of goods. Besides the dozens of coffee mills of different designs the Arcade turns out hinges, screen door hinges, stove pipe dampers, lid lifters, cork extractoers, corkscrews, and numerous small notions and novelties..." [http://www.antiquecoffeegrinderstore.com/arcade-manufacturing-company-history 7/28/2015]

"Founded in 1885, Arcade Manufacturing Co. made small cast iron machinery for home use, especially coffee grinders. They made coffee grinders from their inception until the 1930s. Edgar and Charles Morgan invented new grinders for Arcade in their early years..." [http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=47 7/28/2015]
Dimensions H-9.125 W-9.75 D-6.875 inches
Search Terms Bandit Built Store
Cavalli Family
Cavalli Bros. Store
Cavalli, Charles
Cavalli, Frank G.
Cavalli, Milton R.
Coffee
Grinder
Kitchen
Kitchen Equipment
La Honda - Businesses
Subjects Coffee
Kitchens
People Cavalli Family
Cavalli, Charles and Frank
Cavalli, Milton R.