This is an antique cast iron kitchen tool used as a meat or juice press. This is the Model #2 press, 8” tall, 4 1/2” diameter base. In excellent condition, NO damage, nothing broken, nothing missing, comprised of 4 cast iron pieces. The frame is marked by the maker Landers, Frary & Clark, New Britain Conn. U.S.A. Circa 1860 – 1885. The primary use for these presses over 130 years ago was aboard ships or sailing vessels. The lemon was considered an essential food on ships during the 1860’s as a preventive against scurvy. The concentrated extract from meat juice was also considered nourishment for the ill. This manual juicer operates as a press, it has a fluted cup with a spout for pouring the extracted lemon juice. Fully functional for home use, bar or tavern. The Model #2 is less common than the Model #1.
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