Found in an outhouse of a mid-Devon farm where they used to this early 20th century cheese press to make cider from their own small orchard.(A small copper spout was screwed to the base for this purpose, which we have left in place as part of its history). This small press was made in neighbouring Cornwall by Carne & son of St Keyne, near Liskeard. (Carnes were in business as Agricultural Engineers and Blacksmiths in St Keyne until 1921). Although unused for many years the mechanism press still operates smoothly but as most probably its future role will be decorative rather than practical it has been given a fresh lease of life by being converted into a lamp. As such it would fit well into a variety of settings but perhaps most appropriately would make a splendid accessory for a country pub, restaurant, canteen, cheese maker or shop as well as a great talking point. The two lamps are switched separately so that either or both can be lit and are fitted with the currently fashionable 'old fashioned' bulbs. Its wooden components are of elm with pitch pine underparts. The elm has evidence of some historic woodworm but to make sure they are truly so we have anointed it with suitable fluids. Its height varies according to whether it is screwed up or down but is roughly 3 feet.
Price £370 €429.50 $484.22