This is a beautiful traditional ratchet-style press. It's made of a pressed steel basin with a red enamel coating. The basket staves are made of hardwood and fastened with chrome-plated bolts. Baskets are in 2 pieces for easy disassembly and removal of pomace. Also included are 6 hardwood blocks and two hardwood half-rounds to more efficiently and effectively press grapes and extend the reach of the ratchet.
The "number" (#) of the press refers to the diameter of the basket in centimeters. There is no direct relationship between the diameter of the basket and the capacity in gallons or the number of pounds of grapes it can hold.
- Basket diameter: 14 inches
- Basket height: 19 inches
- Basket capacity: 13 gallons approx 100 lb.
- Ship weight: 101 pounds
- Manufacturer: Fratelli Marchisio (Italy)