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Fruit or Lard Press

Display: Hearth to Cookstove
Culinary Technique: separation

Date: c. 1900

Dimensions: 26" h x 14" w x 11" d

Watch collection donor Mel Mickevic demonstrate this object with
Dean Christopher Koetke, School of Culinary Arts, Kendall College,
and Victoria Matranga, exhibition curator.

Two nesting cylinders form this ten-quart cast-iron press. Turning the horizontal handle pushed the heavy iron plate down to compress the contents, expelling liquid through the perforated inner cylinder and out the spout at the bottom.