Vintage Hobart Coffee Grinder

Vintage Hobart Coffee Grinder Restoration

I am completely obsessed with vintage coffee products, from packaging to machines. Here is a great restoration of a beautiful vintage Hobart Coffee grinder from Vintage Vending Inc. Just pt their site to see some before and after pictures.

The Hobart grinder was the first piece of equipment developed by the company back in 1897. These grinders have become very collectible by coffee enthusiast. We will keep an eye open for a nice Hobart coffee grinder for one of our Upright Coffee locations.

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  1. Randy
    Posted August 7, 2015 at 3:06 pm | #

    I have an old Hobart 3430 coffee grinder with a broken glass. Does anyone know where I can find a replacement? Thx!

  2. Taunya
    Posted June 2, 2015 at 12:53 pm | #

    I would like to sell my Vintage Coffee Grinder but uncertain of a fair price. Relocating and it’s impossible for us to take with us. Works great. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you

  3. Lynn
    Posted August 19, 2013 at 7:13 pm | #

    I have inherited a 1920s (I think) Hobart Coffee Grinder.
    No 477779. Does anyone know how to find information on these machines?
    Year it was made, color, etc. I would really appreciate some help.

  4. Jack
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 6:52 pm | #

    I salvaged a Hobart 3241 in the early 70s. It’s been sitting in my LR ever since. Is this thing worth keeping?

  5. Bryan Hanney
    Posted February 17, 2013 at 5:39 pm | #

    I have just purchased a beautiful Model 3430 at an estate sale. The paint and chrome are nice and shiny. The glass panel is intact and the light works perfectly but the lettering has long ago faded. When I run it the motor gets hot. I need to replace the motor. It will grind coffee fine but only a handful at a time. Any one know where I could get a motor? (1725 rpm, 1/4 hp). I would like to use one from another machine but if I can’t find one I guess I will have this one rebuilt. Or if you would like purchase this one as is I will send you pics and videos.
    Bryan Memphis, TN

    • Bryan Sissell
      Posted December 3, 2013 at 4:08 pm | #

      Hi Bryan Haney, I believe the motors on these Hobart grinders can be wired for 220 V or 110 v. If its configured for 220 v and your running it on 110 v or vice versa this might be the cause for it running hot…. Also for anyone reading this post, I have this same grinder shown. I saved it from going to a salvage yard. If anyone’s interested in restoring one of these I’m looking for a home for it. No charge!!It’s complete and in pretty good shape. I haven’t tried running it because I think it should be pulled aperture to check blades etc before plugging it in. I just want to see it go to someone who’ll appreciate it.

  6. JOhn
    Posted November 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm | #

    I need a wiring schematic for the Hobart 3430 and was wondering if anyone out there can help.

  7. Deland and Jadeen
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 11:44 am | #

    we have a hobart coffee grinder, model 3430. Can you tell us who might have parts for it…master switch for motor and spindle/shaft for the grinder adjustment knob. thank you. j and d

  8. John
    Posted December 2, 2011 at 9:17 pm | #

    I recently received a Hobart 3430 which my Father used in his grocery store back in the 50’s and 60’s. It is painted a gray/silver color and I was wondering if this machine had been repainted at one time or did Hobart offer them in different colors. I want to restore this machine to it’s original condition and have the colors as original.
    I would appreciate any information you might have on this.

  9. Steveo
    Posted April 25, 2011 at 6:02 pm | #

    The restoration of this grinder is actually incomplete…there is supposed to be red rubber banding running along the bottom edge to act as a vibration cushion and also decorative….just in case someone wants to get it perfect….

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