28.2.12

A Gifted Vintage Grinder

My brother-in-law Bob gave me this old grinder that belonged to his great grandmother. He said I would appreciate it (and he's right!)
It is made in Germany, probably fairly old since it belonged to his great grandmother (his mom is in her late 80's.) 
KYM is the marking under the little removeable glass measuring piece, and Stahlmahlwerk is part of the description on the back.
My favourite part is the chippy blue wooden handle and the matching blue wood lid. I often see vintage green and red handled utensils, and own some green and red handled rolling pins, but this is the first time I have seen blue paint used. Blue makes me very happy.
Just look at the chippiness! Sigh!
The backing is white painted wood, the grinder is metal, the handle tip and lid are painted wood, the upper portion is ceramic and the measuring cup is glass. 
My BIL used it to grind spices for his homemade jerky, but I'm thinking of mounting it on our kitchen wall. Have you ever seen a grinder like this before?

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15 comments:

  1. Love the grinder! I love anything vintage for the kitchen....Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I'm glad it found an appreciative home ... Sharon

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  3. I love that grinder and think it would look great on a wall in your kitchen.

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  4. So cute. Can't wait to see how it looks on your wall!

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  5. I've never seen one like that. I think it would be darling on your kitchen wall. It really fits in with your decor.

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  6. This is a great little grinder. I love the turquoise colour too. Sorry I can't help with any info on it. Pamela

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  7. What a great treasure! It will look really cute hung on the wall :o)
    ~Des

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  8. Cute old grinder. You are right you usually see red or green handles. Love the blue.

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  9. That grinder is wonderful. I've never seen one like this before. Vintage stuff is the best! Good luck collecting.

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  10. What a treasure! And how nice of your BIL to entrust it to you! What a nice compliment! You are so lucky and I bet it would still grind perfectly! I wonder what the Grandmother ground in it? Did she bring it from Germany herself? I love family history! Hope your week is going great so far! Angie xo

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  11. I've never seen a grinder like that either. I wonder if it was used to grind spices or nuts as that is such a little container to catch the ground food. I think it would look great in your kitchen with all the white and blue. Good thing the grinder found a good home.

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  12. That really is a cool vintage piece. Now I have to tell you though, the title made me giggle. I was glad you added the 'vintage' in there.

    ~Bliss~

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  13. I have not seen anything like that grinder before in all my treasure hunting. It is quite unusual, and beautifully quirky. It's a keeper and so is your BIL for thinking of you!

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  14. Hi Elizabeth,
    Great vintage grinder...lucky you!
    It will fit in perfectly in your kitchen...is it ever in good shape.
    What a nice gift!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  15. I have one very simular to this. It is actually a coffee grinder. Mine was handed down from my grandmother.

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