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8:40 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The Gizmo [images15.fotki.com]
8:41 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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A garlic press for mutant garlic...

Is it Saturday already? OK, I think it's a mint for making money coins.

8:42 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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press? yes. Garlic? no.
8:48 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Oil then. With such a lever it has to be something hard. Grape stones maybe.
8:49 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Old fashioned cheese press?
8:51 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Nothing to do with grapes or the oil contained therein.

Not a cheese press.

8:51 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Looks like it could be an old cheese press. Still looking for a picture though...

<edit>Here's a similar contraption - [home.btconnect.com...] </edit>

WBF

[edited by: willybfriendly at 8:53 pm (utc) on Jan. 23, 2006]

8:53 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Ha, WBF, still not a cheese press.
8:54 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Dough press: [historische-tueren.de...]
8:54 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Nice try pmkpmk, but not a dough press.
8:56 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I guess wooden presses have a similar look. However, this has a very specific purpose.

HERE's [images15.fotki.com] another one.

8:59 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Potatoes. You slice them into small pieces and then you press the water out. Gives you starch.

[edited by: pmkpmk at 9:02 pm (utc) on Jan. 23, 2006]

9:01 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Not spuds.
9:04 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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is it used in printing?
9:05 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Gin press? Used for making clay pipes

[tinderbox.co.nz...]

WBF

9:06 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Looks like a saddle makers stretcher.
9:08 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Not for gin or saddles. As I understand it, the contraption was used in the kitchen.
9:09 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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juice tiger (beta)?
9:11 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Well, I have looked high and low for both butter and soap presses, and neither of them match :(

Perhaps a Paul Bunyon burger press?

WBF

[edited by: willybfriendly at 9:13 pm (utc) on Jan. 23, 2006]

9:12 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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cabbage press
9:12 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Nothing to do with butter or soap.

Juice tiger? You mean like the Juiceman II?. Not this puppy.

<added> Not a cabbage press </added>

[edited by: lawman at 9:13 pm (utc) on Jan. 23, 2006]

9:12 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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used in the kitchen

Dang, here I was looking for a 19th-century artillery shell gunpowder packer ;-)

9:17 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Here's [images16.fotki.com] another one with a different look. This device can press what the others press plus more.
9:18 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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apples for cider
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Apple press?
9:19 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Honey press
9:19 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Meat press, similar to this [bargainjohn.com].
9:20 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Honey gets pressed? I though it gets centrifuged?

(or is it true that the bess get pressed? :-) )

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I didn't see anything about cider. I guess you could press apples, but I'm not exactly sure - but it's not for cider.
9:21 pm on Jan 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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nut cracker
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