Jonathan Morgan coffee mill, 1840

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Jonathan Morgan, a Portland inventor, writer and lawyer, patented this coffee mill in 1840.

The label affixed next to the coffee grinder reads, "Coffee Mill/Patented by/Jonathan Morgan/of Portland, Me./1840/Presented by John S. Russell."

On the mill is written, "J. Morgan's/patent,/Portland,/Maine/1840/ Warranted."

Morgan died in 1871.

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About This Item

  • Title: Jonathan Morgan coffee mill, 1840
  • Creator: Morgan, Jonathan
  • Creation Date: 1840
  • Subject Date: 1840
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood and iron
  • Dimensions: 30 cm x 36 cm
  • Local Code: TO43
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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