Antique Apothecary Cork Press, Monogram (M),


Apothecary Cork Press, Monogram (M)
This Mid-late 1800s Cork Press is made of Cast Iron, has a monogram M and PHILA (abbreviation for Philadelphia) on the top.
These were used by Pharmacists and Druggists to compress corks for medical bottles, it has three different diameter 1/4, 3/8, 1/2” press points. Measures 9” long and can be screwed down to a work surface. Cork Presses were used throughout the 1800s and early 1900s you would have found them in Pharmacy’s and Drug stores across America.
You lift the handle and place a moistened cork into the press by pushing the handle down the cork would compress to the size bottle you needed it to fit.

Circa; 1880s
Marked; Phila (M)
Measures; 9” long, 3” tall
Condition, vintage used condition, no chips. Please see all pictures as they are part of the description.
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Sku# 4754
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