I just acquired and restored this beauty. It's vintage, not sure exactly what age but it seems like they were made in the 40's or so. After a small amount of work on it (metal polish on the top, soaking the burrs and cleaning) I have started using it for espresso on the weekends, and I have to say, I love the effect. I can taste a difference in the coffee due to a finer grind than my electric grinder was capable of. I also like that its small and requires no electricity (other than my own!).