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Object Name Press, Fruit
Catalog Number 1993.8.58
Date ca. 1880
Material(s) Wood; cast iron; wrought iron
Dimensions H-18.5 W-24 D-3.5 inches
Description This wooden fruit press has a large frame with brackets on top to hold a hopper (missing). It has a cast iron crank handle with a black wood grip. The crank turns the main shaft and wooden crushing cylinders. The gear on the main shaft powers another gear which turns a second toothed wooden cylinder which meshes with the first. There are wrought iron plates on the frame to support shaft bearings.
Notes Collected by the donor from antique shops and barns, etc. in southern Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky over the last thirty years.
Collection George Underhill Collection
Subjects Fruit
Pressing
Food
Food preparation
Search Terms Jefferson County
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS