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Universal Fruit Crusher, No.1

Display: Farm to Fork
Culinary Technique: size reduction

Date: c. 1910

Manufacturer: American Wringer Company

Location: Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Dimensions: 8.5" h x 16" w x 14" d

The hand crank turned two rollers that crushed fruit fed by the funnel-shaped wooden hopper. Such tools were used to process apples for cider or apple butter, to press grapes for juice or wine, and to crush stoned peaches, apricots, cherries, or berries for jams and jellies. The manufacturer produced similar rollers for its wringer washing machines.