Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Apple presser and an iron



Last week (Thanksgiving day) I was not able to participate the VTT because I was very busy but I kept on remembering to post VTT this week. So here I am very excited to post can't help it I just love this meme. So what I got this week is...

An apple presser!! I found this one in Porters Orchard and Cider Mill. They displayed this one inside their store so everybody could see how they do an apple juice before all the technology that we now enjoy.


 And an Iron! Now I don't know how to work with  this  I looked at it and inspected it,  it seems that there is no opening. I used to iron our clothes back in the Philippines but ours is not as flat like this one. I don't know what year this apple presser and iron could be but I guess they are all vintage. So that is my feature for this VTT week. Enjoy!

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28 comments:

LV said...

I am very familiar with your iron. I have one still today. Just do not use it. I never saw anything like the apple presser.

Manang Kim said...

Hi LV, thanks that somebody recognize the iron ^_^

Shirley said...

I had an antique shop so I certainly know about the iron. Usually the woman would have a couple of them and they were heated by the fire. She would pick it up with of course a pot holder or something to protect her hand, and iron the sprinkled clothes with it till it got too cool then she would trade it for the second one that was getting hot by the fire.

Postcardy said...

I think that is the kind of iron that was heated on a stove.

Keri said...

Wow that apple presser is unique! Love it!!

CC said...

I've never seen an apple presser..but I've seen lots of irons like yours..and I love them still. Just no way would I want to iron with one. Can you imagine the strength it took for a lady to iron all the clothes with that thing???
Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend. I'm participating this week..however linky won't let me sign in. :(

BeachILike said...

This is unique one, I never see anything like this in Thailand.

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Roslyn said...

My Mum used to use flatirons like that because we had no electricity in Outback Australia.
I have never seen one since those days.

marian said...

wow they are fabulous items..i especially love that darling little iron :))

Jane said...

The apple presser is very unique. I love the look of it and the faded out lettering on the front. Great VTT items.
Jane

Miri said...

Wow! I've never seen an apple press quite like that one! Great!

The iron was simply heated up on a burner of the wood burning stove...and I think I hate ironing!

Coloradolady said...

How fun to see something I have NEVER seen before...an apple presser....what a great thing to find....have you tried it? Have a great VTT!

Robin Ennis Willson said...

What treasures! That apple press is gorgeous. We have some flat irons too, but yours looks so dainty. You know what the best use for those irons is? Pair it with a tack hammer and use them to crack hickory nuts or any other sort of nuts...better than a nutcracker!!

~~Carol~~ said...

That apple presser is such a great looking piece! And the iron is wonderful with that red trim. I think it was heated on the top of an old stove, way back then. Those old irons are so heavy, I think women back then got big muscles from using them!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Lemondrop Marie said...

That iron is frightening to think about using! I would scald everything! Happy VTT.
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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great iron, and great apple press!


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The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

If you look on ebay you will find lots of irons ....you should be able to google SAD irons, and find them :) They were heated and than used.

My Grama's Soul said...

Aren't you glad we don't have to use those gadgets today. Who irons now??? Enjoyed your post of vintage things,

Happy VTT,

Jo

concretenprimroses said...

very cool apple press. And I remember watching one of my grandmothers iron with those irons. She heated them up on her kitchen (wood) stove.
Kathy

Virginia said...

What neat pieces. I like the apple press.

Happy VTT
Virginia
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Susan said...

I've had cider from an apple press much like this. And I find I am in the market for old laundry stuff like your iron...very nice.

Debbie said...

Can you imagine having to iron that way! Yikes, it's bad enough with the fancy electric steam irons we have now.

Rossel said...

meron din kami sa province pero iyong may opening. siguro iyan isinasalang sa apoy para uminit.

sweetjeanette said...

ok now I'm having apple presser envy - and we don't even have apple orchards down here!!! LOL
I love it. Thanks for visiting my blog for VTT!

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Pat & Ron Harris said...

I've never seen an apple presser but I think it's pretty nifty. Would maybe make a unique plant holder. Thank you for visiting junkblossoms! I hope you'll visit again soon. Happy VTT.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

We've pressed apples for cider for years; it's always great tasting! Even after sitting in the refrigerator for a year...yummy!

EcoRover said...

Glad Shirly filled you in on how the old flat irons worked--pretty simple, and I still remember Grandma keeping them hot on the old woodstove in the kitchen...

Kirigalpoththa said...

Very interesting stuff :)

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