History - 1840 - COFFEE MILL


As metal products became fashionable a spectacular boom in hardware used in the country, in town, in the workshop and at home was born. This was a period of great success for Peugeot, most notably with its range of coffee mills (picture).


Made of wood or metal and with a high precision milling mechanism contained in a beech or varnished walnut case, the coffee mill represented the marriage between steel from terre-Blanche and wood from Belchamp.


The Peugeot coffee mill range comprised counter tools, personal or table items, mills in cast iron, wood and steel, even in cut glass and wood with a wheel or a crank handle. They were also models for sugar, salt, pepper or Mocha and Turkish coffee. Annual production increased from 15 000 to 150 000 units in less than a decade.