Tincture press - Iron (cast/wrought), Oak - 18th century

Description
Tincture press - Iron (cast/wrought), Oak - 18th century
Netherlands

Rare and very old little tincture press from the 18th century. Tincture presses were used by pharmacists to squeeze juice or oil from medicinal plants, so that they could then make a tincture.
Press is in used condition. In the upper wood block was some woodworm. Wood has been treated against woodworm. See also the photos for the condition.

How the press works:
The upper block was removed from the press. The plants were placed on the lower wood block with the grooves, and the upper block was placed on top of this, after which the hinges were fixed with pins. The plants were then squeezed, the juice or oil coming out through the grooves in the lower wood block was then collected through an opening in the side to then make a tincture with alcohol, for example.

Dimensions:
Height 35 cm
Width 28.5 cm
Depth 18 cm
Weight 3.2 kg

The press will be packaged with care and shipped by registered mail.

Lot details
Object
Tincture press
Material
Iron (cast/wrought), Oak
Estimated Period
18th century
Country of Origin
Netherlands
Condition
Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
Weight
3200 g
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