Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cheese Presses

On the weekend I viewed two cheese presses worthy of a new post- one ornate and the other quite unique in its design. Both cheese presses are in the collection of the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre, a treasure trove of over 160 items which will be keeping me busy in cataloguing mode for some time.

The first is a double screw press manufactured at the Days Foundry in Scotland in 1890.

The other cheese press of interest in the collection has the model name "The Gang" and its intriguing design has me wondering how many others of its type may be found in Australia. Please feel free to comment if you have any useful information.

The press was last used in 1908 at Elmgrove, a farm whose material legacy is well represented in the centre's collection.

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