What is this object?
December 27, 2019 7:39 PM   Subscribe

Purchased this thing many years ago at an antique fair in Rome. What is it?

What does it do? What was it’s original purpose? How old is it? It looks like some kind of press as there are two separate parts and small holes at the bottom of the bigger piece, but why would they be at the bottom? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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posted by degoao to Grab Bag (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Looks like an olive oil press to me.
posted by shadygrove at 7:44 PM on December 27, 2019

Not heavy-duty enough for an olive press.

To me it looks quite a lot like a citrus juicer
posted by Rust Moranis at 7:54 PM on December 27, 2019 [3 favorites]

I believe that what you have is a very old bigoli pasta press. Or at least part of one.
posted by ninazer0 at 8:31 PM on December 27, 2019 [8 favorites]

Try this Reddit group; they specialize in identifying things: https://www.reddit.com/r/whatisthisthing/new/
posted by tmdonahue at 6:10 AM on December 28, 2019 [2 favorites]

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