02-12-2019, 10:35 PM
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I visited Biltmore Estate back in October and took the Upstairs/Downstairs tour. In the main kitchen was this coffee grinder. Thought I'd share Smile



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 02-13-2019, 03:40 AM
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Very cool. I have been using one, a Enterprise #7, for the last 25 years. 

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 02-13-2019, 04:14 AM
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Very cool.

Tim, can you adjust the grind size on your grinder?

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 02-13-2019, 06:13 AM
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(02-13-2019, 04:14 AM)Sully Wrote: Very cool.

Tim, can you adjust the grind size on your grinder?

Yes, there is a thumb screw that puts pressure on the burr plates. When I tighten and lock up the plates, I back off 45 degrees for espresso, another 45 for drip, and another 45 for French press. For being 140??? Years old, it works great and delivers a very consistent grind

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 02-13-2019, 06:42 AM
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Very nice - funny how you can't beat some of the old equipment.  Sort of like the old straight razors.   Smile

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 02-13-2019, 06:49 AM
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Super cool.  Thumbsup

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 02-13-2019, 06:56 AM
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Wow Tim ,that's so cool that you have one! How big are the burrs? Are they conical?

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 02-13-2019, 07:36 AM
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(02-13-2019, 06:42 AM)Cincinnatus Wrote: Very nice - funny how you can't beat some of the old equipment.  Sort of like the old straight razors.   Smile

Thanks, it will still be grinding coffee long after I assume room temperature. I also shaved with a SR last night from 1847. Love the old stuff

(02-13-2019, 06:56 AM)Gig103 Wrote: Wow Tim ,that's so cool that you have one! How big are the burrs? Are they conical?

It is a flat plate burr grinders about 6-7 inches in diameter. A picture I lifted of a #7 showing the inside. Old school cast iron. 

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 02-13-2019, 07:46 AM
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For years I collected Zassenhaus grinders. My oldest goes back to about 1840. They still grind well.
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 02-13-2019, 07:53 AM
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(02-12-2019, 10:35 PM)Gig103 Wrote: I visited Biltmore Estate back in October and took the Upstairs/Downstairs tour. In the main kitchen was this coffee grinder. Thought I'd share Smile



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Great photo.  Thanks for sharing it.  We visit Asheville once or twice a year, and have enjoyed the Biltmore Estate on various occasions.  It is a truly beautiful and fascinating place, which was actually a self-sufficient village.  In 2014 we ran the Asheville Marathon, which is run entirely on the Estate.  For those interested in the Biltmore Estate, I recommend this book.  It was published in 2012 by The Biltmore Company.  This company is owned by the Vanderbilt family, and owns and operates the Biltmore Estate.

Now, let's get back to antique coffee grinders.

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 02-13-2019, 08:03 AM
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(02-13-2019, 07:46 AM)Barrylu Wrote: For years I collected Zassenhaus grinders. My oldest goes back to about 1840. They still grind well.

Barrylu - I am guessing you take your coffee seriously..... Biggrin  Very nice collection!

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 02-13-2019, 08:44 AM
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(02-13-2019, 07:46 AM)Barrylu Wrote: For years I collected Zassenhaus grinders. My oldest goes back to about 1840. They still grind well.
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Wonderful collection

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 03-22-2019, 03:45 AM
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These are pretty neat pictures!

Thanks!

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