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We have for sale an Antique 1800s Apothecary Cork Press, Cast Iron
This Victorian period Cork Press is made of Cast Iron and has a beautiful scroll design which was very popular in this era.
These were used by Pharmacists and Druggists to compress corks for medical bottles, it has three different diameters 1/4, 3/8, 1/2” press points. Measures 10” long and can be screwed down to a work surface.
Measures; 9 ¾” long, 3” tall
Condition is very good for its age, the original black paint is still present but worn, nice dark patina. Could use a deep cleaning
The bottle cap wasn’t invented until the 1892 by the Crown Cork Co. of Baltimore, but not highly used until into the 1900s. Before the cap was introduced most all bottles had corks including Medicines, Perfumes & Alcohol.
*** Caution there are reproductions of these, they are fairly easy to tell the difference, most reproductions don’t have the screw holes in the feet and if you look at the bottom they are flat and don’t have the support beam running the length of the press.
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I gladly accept returns
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Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
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But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
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On all mechanical items (things with moving parts) please understand these are antique and vintage items and we cannot guarantee the longevity of mechanical parts at all, they are sold as is.
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RiverRat Antiques LLC
We have a fixed shipping cost on all our items if you purchase multiple items the shipping cost will be recalculated, and we will issue a refund of all shipping cost overages once your purchase has been shipped.