Cork Press - Enterprise Manufacturing Company, circa 1887. Made by Enterprise Manufacturing Company Patent no.2 (1867/08/07). Used to mould corks so they could fit pharmaceutical bottles. Used in the pharmacy of a psychiatric hospital in Victoria, Australia

Physical Description

12cm diameter vertical wheel with ridges on outside, set slightly off-centre with semi-circular frame with ridges on inside. At closest point corrugated surfaces are 1cm apart, at furthest 3.5cm. Frame has straight sides and is screwed to oblong wooden base. Vertical triangular shaft (concave) from bottom of frame supports wheel and shields cork from shooting outside while being rolled. Wheel has long slightly bent handle sticking outside, resting on top of frame. Painted black with yellow and gold trim.


Example of equipment used in the pharmacy of a psychiatric hospital in Victoria Australia

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