Bamford's cake crusher

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Date:1900 - 1930 (c.)

Description:Hand cranked cake crusher made by Bamfords of Uttoxeter. This machine was used to break up linseed oilcake. Oilcake was bought in hard large slabs and needed to be broken up for cattle feed. This model was used at Yeatsall, near Abbots Bromley.

Bamfords was founded in Uttoxeter in 1871 by Henry Bamford and made water pumps, taps and agricultural machinery. Joseph Cyril Bamford split off from the Bamford company in 1945 to set up what has become known as JCB - J C Bamford Excavators Ltd.

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Donor ref:64.42.0001 (37/15913)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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