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Cork Press

Display: Liquid Refreshments
Culinary Technique: forming

Dimensions: 4" h x 3.5" w x 13.5" d

Corks were used until the 1930s to seal bottles. A cork press often softened a moistened cork so that it fit into the vessel's mouth. Pharmacists and druggists used presses to seal medicine bottles, and shopkeepers could also form corks for customers who brought their own bottles in to be decanted and sealed. Notice that this press can form corks of two sizes.