I'm now the happy owner of a Bamford & Sons Improved Oil Cake Breaker.As far as I can tell the rig is complete (with the exception of the rotted away wood bits and a cranking handle on the flywheel). Does anyone know what color they would have been painted? Does anyone with a more experienced eye see anything missing?
Hugh Stannard's Bamford cake breaker...Some background info on cake breakers... What sorts of oil seeds would have been processed originally; I'm guessing linseed and rape seed at a minimum? Are blocks of seed cake available today (other than museum examples)?
What makes for a good demonstration "crushable"; I've seen chipboard and soft coal used. Sadly local laws prohibit feeding the body parts of obnoxious small children. 8->>
Does anyone have any literature on the Bamford cake breaker that they would be willing to copy or scan for me? Do you know of any additional background info on these interesting pieces of machinery that I could add to my display info board? Any other thoughts or comments would be welcome.
See ya, Arnie
Arnie Fero Pittsburgh, PA USA fero email@example.com