Sold as found. This one could be stripped to bare iron and seasoned, or repainted, or just cleaned and used as is.
Collector piece. Griswold #1 Fruit and Lard Press #1 made between 1910-1920. More complete than the one in the blue book as it comes with both plates. You just don’t find a lot of these. Cylinder and straining cylinder are tinned steel while the rest of the mechanism is cast iron. In good working shape. Mechanism turns freely, screw fasteners to secure yoke move freely. Easy to assemble, disassemble. If you are a Douglas Adams fan you might well appreciate that the fully marked plate may be the answer they were looking for. Piece was originally plated but sometime in the last century someone did paint it
Marked: “Classic No 1, 2 qts Fruit and Lard Press (and according to the blue book it should say 43 somewhere on the yoke but it may be under the paint)” on the yoke. Plate #41 reads “This Side Down” on one side, and 41 on the other. Plate #42 reads “The Griswold Mfg. Co. Erie. U.S.A. No 1 2 quarts” on one side and “42” on the other. Base reads “40”
Roughly 10” tall (excluding turn handle bar) and ~ 9” 1/2 wide at the widest (across the yoke)
Uncleaned. Sold as found.
No cracks or chips.
As always we are happy to take back pieces if you are not 100% satisfied. (Please see return policy)