The wedge system, was used for the olive oil elaboration El aceite de oliva virgen extra y la prensa de cuña.

 

  WEDGE PRESS and olive oil

The remains of a Roman painting, shows the use of this type of press that was already used on the I century  before Clinio. Was made with a thick frame of four planks in which both vertical sides had interior grooves in which they fitted three horizontal mobile beams. The olives in a sack or basket were placed under lower the beam. Between each beam and in opposite direction, were introduced strong wedges and two man had to blow with thick mallets one on each side to exert pressure.

The wedge press was very used by the Romans

Wedge press was used for Romans to produce olive oil

Source: Pieralisi España S.L

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