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Posted 5 years ago


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Another thrift store find was this pepper grinder that came home from the Salvo's ten years ago. As yet I have no other details about this grinder except that it has the Peugeot mechanism. There are some features about it that suggest that it is a retro/vintage Peugeot design. I can see no reference to it on the Peugeot sites in the US nor in France.
Perhaps someone will recognise it?
I like the two-tone wooden Body and Head of the Mill. The shape is different to the classic shapes of mills (Chateauneuf, Fidji etc) that are been produced by Peugeot. That brushed metal nut above the Mill Head is cute too! When it is removed it provides access to the reservoir; it is also used to adjust the grind on these machines.
The mechanism is the best I have owned. It really is the most satisfactory for doing this job. The mechanism itself was invented in 1874 and remains as the market standard. It is also used by many other manufacturers of wooden bodies. There are fabulous Dansk design teak grinders with these mechanisms: some really collectible grinders were designed for Dansk by Gunnar Cyren & Jens Harald Quistgaard in Siamese teak.

This one reminds me of my Kokeshi dolls and I see Vico Magistretti's Atollo lamp there too! It's a bit Memphis?

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Mant thanks Bellin, austro and scandinavian_pieces!
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    Hahaha! I love the comparison. Wonderful look and feel.
  3. stefdesign stefdesign, 5 years ago
    You have a great eye for design! I love how you posed it with your Kokeshi dolls. Made me smile. I know nothing about it, just had to comment!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Hey thanks Aber and Stef too!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Mmany thanks bratjdd!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks undreal!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Hedge!
  8. Zenzhey, 5 years ago
    I have the same exact one and I bought it new in Montreal Canada about 15 years ago. I don't know how much that helps you but there it is!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks sensei Zenzhei!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks mustangtony!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Thanks SEAN!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
  13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    your very welcome Kevin!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT !!!!!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks JEWELS!!!!!
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks EMANUEL J !! !! !!

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