Coffee Grinder

A large blue glass coffee grinder with beans in it. It is mounted on a grey wall and a green table. A coffee cup sits in front.
Coffee Grinder from the Eldon House collection

Country of Origin: United States
Year: ca. 1930s
Materials: Glass and metal 

Coffee grinders date back to the origins of coffee in Ethiopia. Originally, they were mortar and pestles and later developed into coffee mills. These mills were invented around the 16th century. Over the next two centuries they continued to change becoming more efficient at grinding the beans as opposed to crushing them. This one was manufactured by the Landers, Frary, & Clark company from New Britian, Connecticut. The company produced kitchenware from 1842-1965.