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Old 08-21-2017, 12:37:19 PM
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Default Unknown Burr Mill

I recently acquired this burr mill and I am trying to figure out who built it. It is 100% cast iron , even the hopper is cast iron. There are absolutely no markings of any kind anywhere, not even a casting number.

So, does anyone recognize this mill?
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Default Re: Unknown Burr Mill

I have one picture of a restored machine like yours that was labeled as a "Gade", but I have no further proof of what it looked like prior to the repaint. "Star" was another brand that is similar, but different from yours. Hope this helps!

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Without more id it is really hard to tell what make it actually is as their were many company's making burr mills in those days such as Letz,Stover, Gade,Challenge,Nordyke & Marmon the list goes on.Letz mills seem to be the most common ones
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I believe that might be the one, the hopper is slightly different, but the burr portion is the same and the legs are very similar if not the same. Thanks!
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Your machine looks like a smaller version of the one in the picture I posted, which would explain the small variations, but I'm convinced. I think the belt pulley is different as well, but those are easily swapped out and often have been, so it could be original or it could be the result of a swap sometime in its history.
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