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
See ya, Arnie
Pittsburgh, PA USA
16 years ago