Cullompton Antiques 

Small Cider Press or Fruit Press














Small Cider Press or Fruit Press
 
 
DescriptionFound in an outhouse of a mid-Devon farm where they used to make cider from their own small orchard this small press was made in neighbouring Cornwall by Carne & son of St Keyne, near Liskeard. (Carnes were in business as Agricultural Engineers and Blacksmiths in St Keyne until 1921). Although unused for many years its mechanism still operates smoothly but most probably its future role will be decorative rather than practical. Its wooden components are of elm with pitch pine underparts. The elm has evidence of some historic woodworm but to make sure they are truly so we have anointed it with suitable fluids. Its height varies according to whether it is screwed up or down but is roughly 3 feet. NB - in the fourth photo we have shown the various associated paraphernalia that came with the press - wooden container, wooden plate, muslin etc. They must have been used in the past for extracting the juice from some variety of fruit but are relatively flimsy and in our opinion not in any way suitable for pressing apples - or even decorative come to that. They will however remain with the press but if the new owner wished to put it to work once again a suitable robust receptacle to contain the apples would have to be sourced or fabricated.

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Price£325.00   370.44   $436.28 
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