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Meat grinders
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dave grace    Posted 09-14-2001 at 18:14:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can any one tell me if there is any books on collecting antique meat grinders . My mother has a large collection and i would like to get her a book on them. I collect antique sewing machines. It seems our family loves to collect. you can e-mail me at dceent@hotmail.com thank you dave grace


Tom    Posted 12-06-2003 at 17:39:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I too collect meat grinders. Havent found a ref. book yet. Will sell/trade duplicates for other meat grinders.


Stan    Posted 06-16-2008 at 18:38:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have come across a Maxwell Ltd. "The Home 65" meat grinder.My mother in law used it up until last year. It has all the the parts with it and is in good shape.I know it was made in St Mary's ,Ont. but I am not sure in what year.Can anyone help with info. Thanks in advance.


David    Posted 12-01-2003 at 07:59:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i don't know much about antique grinders and collecting them, but I am wondering if someone knows about or is interested in old grinders from the former Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic). I have a couple of them and I am not sure if I should begin a collection myself or try to sell them.... Thanks in advance for any help.



Doug Cameron    Posted 06-02-2003 at 06:24:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dave, Ialso am a collector of antique meat
grinders. I have most numbers 1 thru 99 and several duplicates, plus a few numbers higher.

A bit of a different collection, eh.

I might be interested in trading/selling duplicates with other collectors.
I can be reached fax at 613 479 2115
mail, Box 134 Plevna Ontario Canada K0H 2M0


dan gates    Posted 09-19-2003 at 23:51:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Do you know about a meat grinder (big commercial cast iron one) called THE BUFFALO , MADE BY JOHN E. SMITHS - SONS CO.BUFFALO , N.Y. USA
PAT.0
SEP'11,28 Please check it out so I can find parts or learn about it . Thank You Dan


Peggy Martens    Posted 10-11-2004 at 19:45:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have in my possession a 100 year old meat grinder. It's a Dominion 22 Maxwells Limited model. I have no idea of it's worth. Could you help me?


Girte    Posted 02-22-2002 at 18:12:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Would someone be able to clue me in on possible values or any information for that matter on these items...
1Globe Cylinder, 100, 112-V series Pot Belly Stove
2Ideal P&C #5 Meat Grinder
3Mouli Grater made in France,USA patents
2 271 175
2 502 867
4Food Mill by Foley
5Ice Bag by Polar Bear, U.S.Drug Sundries MFG. Co.
These were part of my Grandmother and Great Grandmothers belongings... Thank you and please
e-mail me at NaturesExhale@aol.com,Girte


dave grace    Posted 02-23-2002 at 15:15:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am sorry that i can not help you with any of these. You might want to try the Kovels they have wrote many books on antiques. they have a web site at this time i do not have the address. try serching the web for them you can ask them questions on their web site.


C.J.Mullen    Posted 12-20-2004 at 18:17:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I own a meat grinder that was my Mothers and she gave it to me about 50 years ago and it was given to her years before that. It's a hand operated grinder that you place on a counter top to use. It's crank operated. On it it has "MERIT NO.15" and made in the USA. Is it of any value? I would like to know.
Thank you....


Dreamweaver    Posted 09-15-2001 at 04:40:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dave - I came upon a real find a few years back, not with a meat grinder but a pedal sewing machine. The church I attended had a lower basement that had a tunnel that went underground. Seems they were cleaning it out and came across some pedal machines in beautiful oak cabinets. These machines had leather belts on them, the originals, and everything. Well, they were going to throw these machines away! if you can believe that. I caught wind of them and rushed up there and picked one out. When I opened the draws of these machines they had confederate buttons in them and old rotted spools of thread! Apparently the ladies of the church which predates the Civil War used them to either sew or repair confederate uniforms. Who says you can't find treasures in a junk pile! I would not take a mint for mine!


dave grace    Posted 09-16-2001 at 17:45:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
THat is true. I have found several of my machines in the recycle bins at work. What make is yours? If you need any help with coming up with a truer date of it ,please let me know. I am a member of an antique sewing machine collector club. I t is an international group. My oldest is about 100 years old and still works.
Thank you for your response.
dave grace in absecon nj


Tom Boulter    Posted 12-07-2003 at 11:35:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Always looking for meat grinders to add to my collection. Will trade duplicates or share info.Have about 75 and am running out of space but I can't stop now! LTom


Judy M    Posted 07-29-2006 at 13:33:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello Tom. I just purchased an antique meat grinder because I am disgusted at the prices in the supermarket for hamburger, ham & chicken salad, etc. So have elected to do what Grandma used to do on the farm--grind my own!

This is "No. 1 Universal Foodchopper" with date of 1899. It appears to have been manufactuered in New Britain, Connecticut (printed on grinder). It's cast iron and clamps to a table or counter.

The reverse side (on bowl at top} says "PAT. OCT. 12, 1897. APR.18, 1899. RE.SEPT. 5. 1899.

There is a second screw-on chopper wheel labelled "NUT BUTTER GRINDER".

Any information you have would be appreciated. Also, I would consider selling this one as it's too heavy for me to maneuver for practical use.

Thanks, Judy


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