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18th Century Herb Grinder Salvaged & Used By Slaves - Cast Iron & Carved Wood For Sale

18th Century Herb Grinder Salvaged & Used By Slaves - Cast Iron & Carved Wood

18th Century Herb Grinder Salvaged & Used By Slaves - Cast Iron & Carved Wood

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!!! This item is VERY HEAVY weighing about 20 pounds. Shipping will be by UPS at $20.00. Here is a very interesting and honest 18th century herb grinder that has a fascinating story attached. I bought this from an elderly gentleman that lived in Mart, Texas back in the 1940's and 50's. He advised he got this from an ex-slave named Harriet Jones who told him that this grinder was the only thing her family owned. Her daddy salvaged it from the plantation dump and hand carved the half log base to fit it. Her mother used it in the kitchen and her father used it for his tobacco. The seller had wondered for years the origin of the piece and in 1995 found an ad byh Pat Guthman Antiques in a trade paper and he clipped the ad and saved it, it is included along with a note from the seller regarding the history. I did some research and did find reference to an ex-slave named Harriet Jones that lived in McLennan County, Mart, Texas who in 1938 provided a narrative to researchers which can be found online. Now as for the item: the base is crudely cast iron that was footed with lion's feet at one time, two of the feet are broken off. It measures 13" long and stands about 3 1/2" tall including the remaining foot. This is definitely 1700's construction. The grinding wheel appears to be sand-cast and measures 6 1/4" diameter. The wooden handle is 14" long. The base is a half round log that is 14" long, 7 1/2" wide and a bit over 3" tall. The bottom of the log has been used as a cutting block also. It is carved out so the grinder fits like a glove into the base. I 100% believe the history behind this piece. The age of this item is without question, it is 1700's. It is certainly a fine and early example of this known form of American herb grinders. Makes sense that this would be discarded by a slave master and salvaged by a slave for personal use.

I try hard to accurately describe my items. If you receive an item and it is not as described, you may return it provided you email me within 2 days of receipt and notify me of the problem. Otherwise, all deals are considered final. Communication is the best way to prevent problems, please feel free to ask questions before you offer. Please verify your winning offer by email contact within 2 days of the sale end. Payment is expected within 5 days of sale end unless you advise me of another arrangement.



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