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    Wall mounted grinder

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    Id always been curious about those old hand grinders that mount on the wall, so when presented itself to me at a school fete for $5.00 I thought it was worth the gamble to see if it was any use.

    It is a De Ve grinder, which is Dutch and it works very well. It has an infinite adjustment wheel which gets it fine and even enough to almost choke the Silvia, which was what I was hoping for. Although it is a bit much effort to use all the time, it proves useful as a decaf grinder when I have a hopper full of caf beans in the Rocky.

    I love the Coffee graphic on the front. I am still getting around to turning up a replacement lid for the top.

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    Re: Wall mounted grinder

    Here is another picture showing the adjustment thumbwheel at the back.


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    Hi

    Very nice. I presume it has "De Ve" and their logo somewhere on the grinder?
    In the link below the "Armin Trosser" looks very similar to the Dutch one just under it.
    http://www.oldcoffeegrinders.com/european-coffee-grinders-or-mills.htm
    There also seems to be a Pe De brand that has Koffee marked on the front. So many wall mounted units! I just looked up on Google for "De Ve coffee grinder Dutch".

    I think you have scored yourself a bargain at $5.00 ! There are some for sale at $100 USD and more.

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    Re: Wall mounted grinder

    Quote Originally Posted by speleomike link=1218972151/0#2 date=1218973864
    Hi

    Very nice. *I presume it has "De Ve" and their logo somewhere on the grinder?
    In the link below the "Armin Trosser" looks very similar to the Dutch one just under it.
    http://www.oldcoffeegrinders.com/european-coffee-grinders-or-mills.htm
    There also seems to be a Pe De brand that has Koffee marked on the front. So many wall mounted units! I just looked up on Google for *"De Ve coffee grinder Dutch".

    I think you have scored yourself a bargain at $5.00 ! There are some for sale at $100 USD and more.

    Mike
    Hi Mike, Heres is what remains of the logo. I think that is the arm of a windmill on the left. I had been reading an HB forum about hand grinders, so I knew that Pe De & De Ve were names to look out for. Pe De is a well regarded German make.

    cheers Andrew



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    Re: Wall mounted grinder

    My Dutch Grandparents had a similar looking unit mounted in their kitchen but I have no idea what brand it was; just a nipper back then.... Did an excellent job though and was my introduction to the basic tenets of producing great coffee. 8-)

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    Very 8-) , Mal.

    It is certainly a more useful item than the Italian Trespade unit that I have had for decades which can only be adjusted by fairly large increments, making it unsuitable for an espresso machine. Fine for mocca pots, filters etc

    cheers
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    Re: Wall mounted grinder

    Hi ajay

    > Hi Mike, Heres is what remains of the logo.

    This pic shows your logo. Its definately a De Ve with the red windmill.
    http://www.oldcoffeegrinders.com/images/3648DEVECoffeeGrinderAA.jpg

    The above pic came from this site for reference.
    http://www.oldcoffeegrinders.com/european-coffee-grinders-or-mills.htm

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    Re: Wall mounted grinder

    Quote Originally Posted by ajay link=1218972151/0#5 date=1218977288
    Very *8-) , Mal.

    It is certainly a more useful item than the Italian Trespade unit that I have had for decades which can only be adjusted by fairly large increments, making it unsuitable for an espresso machine. Fine for mocca pots, filters etc

    cheers
    Andrew
    My Grandparents took their coffee very seriously although they never had an espresso machine of any description that I know of. They had this beautiful porcelain pour-over job which made about four cups at a time I think. Always loved the beautiful smells coming from the kitchen when the coffee gear was being put into action.... lots of memories :)

    Mal.

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    Re: Wall mounted grinder

    [QUOTE=Mal link=1218972151/0#7 date=1218989762]
    Quote Originally Posted by ajay link=1218972151/0#5 date=1218977288
    Always loved the beautiful smells coming from the kitchen when the coffee gear was being put into action.... lots of memories :)

    Mal.
    You just put my memory banks into overdrive Mal. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal link=1218972151/0#7 date=1218989762
    My Grandparents took their coffee very seriously although they never had an espresso machine of any description that I know of. They had this beautiful porcelain pour-over job which made about four cups at a time I think. Always loved the beautiful smells coming from the kitchen when the coffee gear was being put into action.... lots of memories :)

    Mal.
    I had a couple of nice old Melitta porcelain jug & filter sets, a bit like this. They were lost in the Great Shelf Disaster of 05, along with my vac pot, some AGF cups etc.. sigh..

    cheers
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    Re: Wall mounted grinder

    Looks just like the black plastic one I saw on the weekend....only classier.

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    Re: Wall mounted grinder

    Just got given as a present a Armin Trosser Wall mounted grinder. Made in Western Germany. I figure these are fairly common although just wanted to get some feedback on it.










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    Hi, I have a De Ve grinder which is exacty the same as Ajays (but green). Does anyone know where I can find a replacement ceramic hopper? Thanks



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