Original Factory Painted Cast Iron Coffee Mill marked "Landers, Frary & Clark" made in "New Britain,Conn. USA." Universal Model No. 20 !!!
Measures : Overall 12 1/4 inches High, 11 inches Wide from left flywheel to tip of Crank handle on right, with 8 1/2 inch Flywheels.
Weight : 14.5 Pounds.
Historical Notes about Landers, Frary & Clark ; It was a housewares company based in New Britain, Connecticut. It operated from 1865 until its assets were sold to the General Electric company in 1965. Many of these items were marketed under the brand Universal. EST., Landers, Frary & Clark traces its start to the time George Landers, age sixteen, arrived in New Britain, Connecticut in 1829 looking for a job. He soon went to work for Josiah Dewey who, seven years earlier, had started a small foundry making cupboard latches and other hardware. After Dewey's death, it became Landers & Smith Manufacturing Company in 1853. As president, Landers' salary was seven hundred dollars a year.
Landers, Frary & Clark : In 1862 the small but prosperous company made another of the many acquisitions that were to mark its history and growth in future years. It acquired the firm of Frary, Clark & Company, of Meriden Connecticut, the company name changed to Landers, Frary & Clark, which it retained for the next full century of its existence.