Antique Wood Lard Press
This is an antique wood lard press. This was used to press lard from pork scraps as it came out of the boiling kettles during meat preparations after butchering and curing of the hog. The fat was bagged in burlap sacks, pressed, and saved for cooking and lamp burning. It is made of two pieces of wood, possibly oak that are held together, hinged with a piece of leather that is attached with nails. This is a wonderful rustic piece of history that is perfect for displaying in a rustic primitive cabin farmhouse kitchen as decor.
The lard press is in good antique condition with normal signs of age like patina, cracking in the leather, rust on the nails, a some small chips in the wood. Please see pictures for detail. It measures approximately 21" long, 2 5/8" wide and 1 1/2" thick.