Key information :
17 Cm (bell) X 5,5 Cm (internal diameter), Cast-iron, brass and iron, early 20th century
The extrusion press is a machine used for carrying out the delicate phase of the shaping for domestic, handcrafted and industrial production of pasta through die-drawing.
In this case, it is a horizontal extrusion press for domestic use with a bell larger than the Bigolaro, therefore more powerful. Because the screw is horizontal rather than vertical, this object was more adapted for short-cut formats rather than long pasta production.
This specific kind of extrusion press is typical of the region of Bologna, similar to apparatuses manufactured by Fratelli Costa di Bologna, well-known company specialized in the construction of pasta machinery active until the beginning of the twentieth century.