Large Cider Millstone On Base
Vintage millstone from England originally used to press apples. The mechanical process to make cider was discovered using a circular horse powered mill. This used an upright millstone (usually carved from local stone) and was pulled by a horse to crush the apples laying in the circular trough. As the horse went round, the cider maker would add water and scrape the pump off the sides. Once the wake of crushed apples was high enough in front of the millstone, then it was time to press the pulp. As garden ornament, this formidable piece would make a statement, it’s trough could also be used as a circular flowerbed.