Corn crusher. A hand-operated corn crusher with twin handles. The body of the machine is of cast iron and is surmounted by a steel hopper into which the corn is poured. The crushing mechanism is activated through a belt drive and is driven by a handle on each end of the shaft. One handle is cranked and the other is attached to a large cast iron wheel with four curved spokes, and a flywheel is situated between the handles. A screwed adjustment with a wheel graduated from 1 to 12 is fitted below the hopper. The machine is supported on a cast iron frame with four legs. The crusher is painted green with red edging, and some moving parts are painted black.
Marks and inscriptions
On top of bedplate.: BENTALL'S CORN CRUSHER / HEYBRIDGE / MALDON ENGLAND / MARK / RSA Side rim of large wheel.: BENTALL HEYBRIDGE MALDON ENGLAND 788 Top of main body.: 1070 Frame stretcher.: 1112 Large pulley wheel.: 1065 Small pulley wheel.: 1064 Main spoked wheel.: 1076 Hopper support.: 1732 On adjusting hand wheel.: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12