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#1 MFDAC OFFLINE  

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Posted April 03, 2017 - 08:53 PM

Hi GTT folks, I have been moving junk around in the shop--again--and ran across this corn mill. it was my Grandfather's and I had forgotten it was back in a corner of the shop. Grandpa had a small farm in Georgia, where he raised some cotton, corn and hay.

 

Obviously we all know what it is, BUT I have no idea what the "hopper" or "funnel" (not sure if that is what it is called even) that should be on top looks like. If I was to run across one I might would buy it to make this complete.

 

Any help would be appreciated!

 

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Posted April 03, 2017 - 09:06 PM

Go to corona .com for parts


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Posted April 04, 2017 - 05:28 AM

That's great you have a piece of family history :thumbs:   .  I see things like this displayed at shows ,never looked too close at them ,  it appears yours  has a gear reduction of 4;1 ?    I would have thought it would be just the opposite


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Posted April 04, 2017 - 07:27 PM

No luck so far finding out what the "funnel" looks like. Corona.com is some kind of video game nonsense. Coronamill.com has modern grain mills, but I wouldn't want a new one to go on a 80 to 90 year old grinder anyway.

 

That's great you have a piece of family history :thumbs:   .  I see things like this displayed at shows ,never looked too close at them ,  it appears yours  has a gear reduction of 4;1 ?    I would have thought it would be just the opposite

Thank-you Al glad you appreciate it! The ratio seems to be about 3:1 as 3 turns of the crank is 1 to 1-1/4 revolution of the auger. I'm guessing that the torque is required for crushing hard kernels. My Grandfather or maybe Grandmother or the kids probably made cornmeal for cooking with it. Cornbread and grits were mealtime staples down there.

 

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Posted April 04, 2017 - 07:34 PM

most of the time the hoppers are long gone. the one we use is a modified coffee can. same grinder as yours

this what they looked like. they made 2 different types a high and low style.

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/162451693878

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Posted April 04, 2017 - 08:20 PM

most of the time the hoppers are long gone. the one we use is a modified coffee can. same grinder as yours

this what they looked like. they made 2 different types a high and low style.

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/162451693878

Thanks for the link, Jableman! Those look a lot like the new ones at the coronamill site. You have me thinking though, if nothing comes up maybe fabricating one from an old can (with the old graphics of course) would be pretty cool!  If you could post a picture of your "coffee can hopper" I would like to see it! Mine won't be used, it's just an old family momento now.

 

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Posted April 04, 2017 - 09:08 PM

Sorry I was looking at my search bar. Coronamill site is what I was looking at. There are many ways to make new parts look old if fabing does not work out for you.


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Posted April 04, 2017 - 09:09 PM

Found this picture

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Posted April 05, 2017 - 06:58 AM

Sorry I was looking at my search bar. Coronamill site is what I was looking at. There are many ways to make new parts look old if fabing does not work out for you.

Yup! It wouldn't take much to mess up the zinc coating!


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Posted April 05, 2017 - 09:32 PM

Found this picture

That's the same gear reduction grinder James, thank-you. This will give me an idea what to look for at the junk stores and flea markets!

 

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