Coffee or Spice Mill


This spice mill belonged to a member of the Copp family of Stonington, Connecticut during the second half of the 18th century. The mill is made of turned wood with an iron handle and metal grinding mechanism.

The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.

Date Made: 1675 - 1700

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: EuropeUnited Kingdom: EnglandPlace Used: United States: Connecticut, Stonington

Subject: kitchen, Household Tools and Equipment

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Copp Collection, Domestic Furnishings


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of John Brenton Copp

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.006838Catalog Number: 6838Accession Number: 28810

Object Name: mill, spice

Physical Description: lignum vitae (overall material)iron (grinder; handle material)brass (cover plate material)Measurements: overall: 6 7/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 17.4625 cm x 11.43 cm


Record Id: nmah_1452247

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