This particular German mill was purchased at an estate in Mendham, New Jersey and is fresh to market. This is one of Kissing and Mollmann (KyM) Company’s older models as it has the camel and rider on their logo. The wood used I believe to be varnished Beech wood with the top piece of wood holding the grinder and crank handle being Cherry.
On all four corners you will see dovetail joints and a single drawer. When the drawer pulls out three sides are made from tin. This coffee mill comes with a two tone red and cream enamel on a metal surface. Usually the grinders are an issue, in this case there is no apparent damage or rust found on the grinding mechanism. The handle rotates easily, unfortunately I don’t have any coffee beans to test this mill so at this time I have no idea whether it is perfectly functional.
Coffee mill measures approximately from handle to base 8 ½ inches with a width of 4 ½ inches. Total weight is 1 lb. 13.8 ounces with all parts appearing to be original to this mill. This coffee grinder is in lovely condition with wear to the varnish, a chip to the base corner and wear on the enamel.
Perfect piece for display as the pop of color really adds significantly to the charm of this highly collectible turn-of-the-century grinder.