As some of you know I have been working on my new sugar house and trying to get things together before snow, well I also have an 1800 cider mill I want to put in the sugar house. I have had this thing for 2 years now and am exited to get it in where I can begin to refurbish it and use it next year for cider. well I got it out of the basement of a friends barn after a flood and it was complete minus the press screw, they had removed it in leu of using a hydraulic jack for pressing the apples.
The other day I got a line on some oak boards for my 4 wheel wagon, when I was down looking at the lumber I got to chatting with the guy and he said he had an old rotted press there he would like to sell before he moved. measured it up and the screw is the same, chatted for a few more mins settled on a price and I brought it home. what do you suppose the odds are that I would find a screw from an 1800's press that would fit mine rite here in town. good deal.