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Claire - Salt and Pepper Mills PLUS

Pre 1950 Peugeot Pepper Mill needs cleaning

21st March 2016 09:29

Q I have an old Peugeot mill pre-1950 with "Brevetes S.G.D.G. Peugeot Freres" on bottom. It is inside a sterling silver body with wood interior. I initially thought it was cork until after reading the information on your website. It has a Sterling Silver body marked with hallmark for Currier & Roby. It is pattern 1509. Here's my question. The wood appears to have dried on top and likely inside. The outer "Depose France" metal that goes across bottom is rusty. How should I clean? Should I just put a drop of vegetable oil on the top of wood? Is it still safe to use given that the wood may be dirty or rusty inside? Mechanism appears to work. Can I just use a brush to clean inside? Appreciate the information on your website.

A Thankyou for your email. The mill sounds wonderful! However, with such an old mill, I am outside my comfort zone in terms of advice. I would contact Peugeot Mills in France direct and ask them.

Good luck!

Best wishes

Claire

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