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Meat Juice Extractor or Fruit Press, No. 34

Display: Cutting Edge
Culinary Technique: extraction

Date: pat. 1895

Manufacturer: Enterprise Manufacturing Company

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dimensions: 16" h x 6" w x 18" d

Watch collection donor Mel Mickevic demonstrate this object with
Dean Christopher Koetke, School of Culinary Arts, Kendall College,
and Victoria Matranga, exhibition curator.

This device could be used for pressing fruits to make jellies and fruit butters, or for extracting the juice from meat. It extracted the juice and ejected the skins and seeds in one operation. The thumbscrew at the outlet regulated the dryness of the pulp or refuse; screens of varying sizes placed in the opening at the bottom of the cone strained the juices.