I should have bought one of these 40 years ago, but (as they say), better late than never. It's an English made Vigo No 2 press; made in Devon.
We found it at our village 'Boot Sale', and it looks unused. Some aspiring cider-maker must have fallen at the final hurdle.
My first operation (after a good cleaning) is to make Verjus. We have tons of green grapes just waiting to be pressed. I'm not quite sure how to preserve Verjus, but no doubt Google will provide the answer.
Cro picks a bucket-full of green grapes, the children crank the handle, and this is the result... our first pressing of Verjus.
It will be left to settle overnight, then used to replace vinegar on our lunchtime salads ( yes, I know what it looks like..... and they had to shoot the horse).
Any other interesting, or otherwise, uses for Verjus would be welcome.