Key information:
22 cm (Bell) x 8 cm (internal diameter), wood and bronze, Mid 18th 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.

This extrusion press is very peculiar and the oldest piece of our collection. It dates at least from the second half of the 18th century according to the technical descriptions made by the French physician and chemist Paul-Jacques Malouin in L’Art du vermicelier (1767) and the not less famous design from Thomas Jefferson of the “maccaroni machine” in his notes dating from 1789.

Inventory number: 018.130