A very nice small vintage French coffee grinder made by the French company Japy Frères. This particular model called "Jouet - Toy" was only produced during the 1930 - 1940 period. This mill was considered as a toy but it is fully functional and perfect for salt or pepper.
The model has a body made of beech wood and it has a small oval brass plate in the front that reads "Japy Frères & Cie - Beaucourt, Paris". It features some pretty dovetail details.
Please note that the grind is not adjustable on this model. A really nice addition to your country style kitchen!
♥ Working condition ♥
This coffee grinder is good vintage and in working condition. This mill has not been dismounted and cleaned, however there is very limited rust in the burr. Still, please keep in mind that this grinder is over 80 years old, so it will probably not perform as perfectly as a new modern version. I would recommend a special occasion use rather than a daily / heavy duty one.
♥ Noticeable cosmetic issues ♥
There is a little piece of wood missing in one corner as seen in picture 4. The wood has been waxed to preserve its beauty. Click on Zoom for larger pictures.
Dimension body only: 3½" (8.5 cm) Width x 3½" (8.5 cm) Length x 3" (7.5 cm) High
Height with the top mechanic: 4½" - 10.5 cm
Weight: 10.7 oz. - 304 gr
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