Littlefield's Patent Press and Strainer
An uncommon and attractive kitchen press. The cast iron lever is marked "Littlefield's Pat June 16, 1868". Joseph Littlefield, of Cambridge, MA, received this patent, as well as a second patent the following year for a more conventional screw press. Littlefield claimed this lever press could be used for lard, tallow, pumpkins, apples, jellies, currants, wine, etc. Coarse, medium and fine screens are placed on the heavy grate forming the bottom of the container and a hardwood follower presses the fruit through the strainer. The lever and follower can be quickly linked together and to the vessel, and as quickly dismantled, with no bolts or screws required. The contaner is 7 1/2" diameter and 6" high, on delicate horizontal legs which fit over a pail. The lever is 16" long. Very fine condition.
Price: $125 plus UPS
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