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richjh

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Steam coffee roaster
« on: January 08, 2022, 02:56:42 pm »
I collect U.S. Patent coffee roasters from the 19th Century and in all my years of collecting I have never run across a steam coffee roaster. Last year I bought U.S. Patent steam coffee roaster dated June 4, 1872. I have added a few attachments. It has not been cleaned and I have not tried it out yet although I am tempted.
Rich

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Re: Steam coffee roaster
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2022, 05:21:04 pm »
Welcome to the group.  The steam Coffee Roaster is seriously cool.  Never seen one before.
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Re: Steam coffee roaster
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2022, 05:32:31 pm »
Very cool find! Would love to see a closeup of the cylinder, looks very Buckman-ish and fits the time period
Nick

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Re: Steam coffee roaster
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2022, 05:46:40 pm »
Awesome find.

Please show us some of the other ones in your collection.

Is there a users group/forum for people that collect patent models?

richjh

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Re: Steam coffee roaster
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2022, 03:53:36 pm »
A few of you have asked to see a few more of my roasters. In 2002 I attended the Specialty Coffee Conference and displayed some of my roasters. Before all the packaged coffee like Folgers and Maxwell House was the general stores where you could buy green beans and roast you coffee on your wood burning stove. Most of these home roasters were small and made to fit in the eye of the stove.

From about 1840 to the early 1900s over 300 U.S. roasters were granted granted U.S. Patents. Although thousands were made very few have survived today. Scrap metal drives for the war effort during WW1 and WW2 destroyed many of these roasters.

Rich

http://www.oldcoffeeroasters.com/scaa_roaster.htm

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Re: Steam coffee roaster
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2022, 10:30:14 pm »
  Thank you for sharing, really fascinating items, makes me want to start collecting them myself (especially any steam-powered ones, but apparently they are very hard to come by). I should get started!

 

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