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It's Huge!
« on: January 13, 2018, 11:14:17 PM »
Tammy and I discovered this thing in a Bay City antique mall. An all wood press. I have no idea what it was used for but it was awesome. Olives? It could be yours for $4800  :D. It had 4 huge screws, two of which were on the floor under it. Tammy in the pic for scale.
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 11:22:34 PM »
Watch Repair is my guess.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 11:32:43 PM »
Smashing Blackberries.
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Re: It's Huge!
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 12:11:20 AM »
Neat! What is that at the top left end. Communion wine?

The biggest wood screw presses I've seen are the old cotton bale presses, this one is actually kinda small, some were about 2 stories so they could flip the bale out into a wagon.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton_Press_(Latta,_South_Carolina)#/media/File:Cotton_Press_near_Routes_917_and_38,_SC-11-2.jpg

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 06:38:46 AM »
Just a guess, of course, possibly a cheese press!
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 09:26:00 AM »
It's just the right size to put a politician in.

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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 09:33:44 AM »
That would be handy in the woodshed, looks like the first 4 way splitter.  ;D ;D
I wonder if it could have been some kind of clamp system for steam bending wood in forms. :)
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2018, 09:46:39 AM »
The box and wood frames must be sinificant.
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2018, 10:17:59 AM »
   its a grits maker  8) 8)

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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2018, 12:40:28 PM »
Was it used for food, or could it be a bookbinding press?
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2018, 01:09:16 PM »
insignia looks like German, have you had it translated?
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2018, 02:07:39 PM »
This is the cider press at Hancock Shaker Village. The table is probably 8'x8'.

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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2018, 07:28:10 AM »
Looks like a wine press to me. Growing up we had something similar that my German grandfather built, on a much smaller scale though. The inscription is probably the names of the owners - Sebastien & Theresia Wieser
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Re: It's Huge!
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2018, 07:52:03 AM »
My guess is a cheese press also, those screws are pretty big,but the small handles would not take a lot of torque. maybe give them a little twist every once in a while as the fluid drained out.
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