Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors
Hardcover: 262 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; First Edition edition (July 1, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Wonderful pictoral book. It gives a broad range of visuals for coffee grinders, beginning with 18th century construction up to the 20th century. It occassionally gives a little background of the companies that produced the grinders, but overall the book should be used to assist with identification of grinders only. I have been able to indentify several grinders as far as age and manufacturer, so that I could make a more educated purchase.
Got the book today and eagerly opened the box and (I really don't know). It's got nice pictures and that's about it. Not very useful if you are a collector. There is no information in there that you can't get by going to Google and asking a question. Point - I looked up Spong & Co. One picture and a couple of words. That's it. I had more info than that before I got the book. I gave it three stars because of the pictures. Other than that as far as usefulness, I'd give it less than one star. Ok, one star if you have a coffee table.
If you are a serious Coffee Mill collector, you already have this book! For the rest of you, if you want a fantastic referance guild to every Mill that you are likely to come across- this is it. I have used this book at least 100 times trying to identify various Mills and can count on 3 fingers the number of times the mill I was trying to identify was not there. Twice, because the mill was made up from parts of different mills. It is well organized and has great color photos. It has a price guide for each mill. Fairly useless to pin point any price but good if you use it as a general scale. Love it and need it! . ..... No honey... I am writing a review...
Loaded with beautifully photographed mills in excellent condition. The layout is roughly chronological, then by manufacturer. Many unique and unusual mills are included, as are many European. Most mills are undated; dates can be derived only from chronological placement in the book and from references to the time of operation of the company given in the brief introduction to each company. I have a collection of 12 mills, and found 7 of them in this book.
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