Item for sale: Large early Victorian Single Screw Cider Press
Location: Exbourne, Devon
Contact details: Phone Brady 01837 851 291 / Email HollinshedBrady@hotmail.com
Details: This early Victorian single screw press has been out of use for a few years, and is in store, dissembled, in Exbourne near Okehampton. It comprises a very heavy single, rising, cast iron screw with quick-turn wheel, holed boss for winding pole, and ratchet. Massive rustic bottom beam, and top beam renewed. Dish & top plate useable if lined with plywood and polythene; requires new pressing beam (which can be supplied – or allowance made) . Dimensions: Plan.. Dish 81 inches front to back plus spout x Base beam 85 inches long forming the o.a. width; Stands about 12 feet high, plus, when the screw is raised, a further 38 inches. So not suitable for the house or garage! Best bid over £300 (probably little over scrap value). Can assist with loading. Phone Brady 01837 851 291.
The parts that are missing are:
A] The pressing beam. I can get one made if you want the extra weight to take away!
B] The restraining plates, long strips of iron (4 off) have been laid on the ground in my orchard and I am having a job to find them. they are easy enough to replace, though at an expense. However, I am hopeful that some more digging around will reveal them.
Both these items are adjustable in the price.