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Tool used by coopers or barrel-makers to assemble the barrels.

  • Cooper's press. Ribadavia Ethnological Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

    Cooper's press. Ribadavia Ethnological Museum © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Instruments, utensils and tools

Original title

Herramienta utilizada por los cuberos o toneleros para el montaje de las cubas.
Ribadavia Ethnology Museum
Ribadavia
Ourense, Galicia
Ourense

Tool used by coopers or barrel-makers to assemble the barrels.

This item was part of the equipment of a local craftsman specialised in manufacturing barrels. It shows the complexity of this craft activity. It is started up by activating the central spindle to tense the cable and hold the staves that make up the barrel.

Details of the work

Object
Press

Dimensions
Height = 73.8 cm; Width = 44.5 cm; Depth = 10.5 cm

Material
Wood

  

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