A square stone antique cider press used to gather and drain the cider from pressed apples. The last picture shows a fully assembled cider press. In very good condition given its age and use.
Imported from Gloucestershire, England.
This press could be a stunning water feature with just a spout or antique cast iron pump running water over the press and into a small reservoir. A while back, we put two cider presses together to create a fountain, click here to see pictures. Usually stone cider presses are simple and utilitarian, but this example has a bit of flair, with both cut corners in the back and rounded corners ending with two sweeping curves at the front of the press.
To read more about the history of cider presses and cider mills, read our blog.