12-06-2015, 04:25 AM
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  • Brad58
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  • Berwick, PA
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I recently acquired this grinder with no paperwork and have several questions.  How can you date this grinder or determine its age?  The adjusting knob for
the grind seems to turn very hard and am not sure if this is normal or does it need cleaning?  How do you clean the burrs if needed?  Will this be a good
grinder to start using with an Aeropress I plan on purchasing?
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 12-06-2015, 08:04 AM
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  • Barrylu
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  • Portland OR
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That model is from the late 40 and early 50s.It is one of the last Zasses to be made with a straight handle. In the 60s they stated making them with Ess shaped handles. You do not want to lubricate the adjustment knob  too much if at all. With use it will loosen. Often the problem is that the knob loosens too much with use. When it becomes too loose you often have to use lock tite or a rubber band to hold it from moving while grinding. If it seem to remain too tight a drop of 3 in 1 oil is fine. But for now leave it alone and re-evaluate after using it a while. Leave the burrs alone as well. You can clean the old grinds out with a hand held vacuum. I use a Shark. Enjoy that's a nice Zass and is probably worth 50 or 60 USD

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 12-06-2015, 02:21 PM
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  • Brad58
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Thank you Barry!  I will follow your advice and enjoy this recent find.  

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 12-06-2015, 02:31 PM
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Brad that is a nice looking grinder.  I hope it works well for you.

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 12-06-2015, 06:39 PM
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  • Barrylu
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Thought you might like to see some of my Zass collection
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 12-06-2015, 07:21 PM
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  • eengler
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Great Find Brad!

Barry you have an amazing collectionSmile

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 12-07-2015, 04:20 PM
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  • Brad58
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Barry.....all I can say is Wow!  The Zassenhaus must be a special grinder for someone to collect them.
Very nice indeed.

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 12-07-2015, 04:33 PM
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  • Giorgio
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  • Pennsylvania, US
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Wow Barry, seeing your collection got me interested in vintage Zassenhaus now...all I have is a recent Santiago.  I might have to keep my eye out for some older ones and do some more research. Very impressive collection!

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 12-07-2015, 05:32 PM
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  • Barrylu
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Two of my favorites. A wall Model. Zassenhaus stopped making these years ago. Very few of them left. Next the Brilliant model 19 30 to 1940 very sought after model.
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 12-07-2015, 05:59 PM
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woohoo - that mocca grinder looks like vintage butterscotch Biggrin

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 12-07-2015, 06:08 PM
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  • Giorgio
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Those are both absolutely gorgeous Barry, thanks for sharing!  I LOVE that wall grinder!   Eeeeek

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 12-08-2015, 08:41 PM
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I am almost tempted to start drinking coffee so that I can get one of those things. Thumbup

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