Tongue press, metal, owned by Eileen Hughes, used in Ireland / Australia, [1900-1990], maker unknown, Australia / Ireland, 1900 -1910
A metal tongue press with three parts. The first two parts consist of a cylindrical shaped container with two hooks attached on opposite sides of its top and a removable flat base with three rows of holes radiating from its centre. The third part consists of a centre press that is inserted inside the container. It has a thin circular plate at the bottom that is attached to a long screw at its centre. At the top of the screw is a handle. Intersecting at the bottom of the handle and the top of the screw is a metal piece rod that attaches to the hooks on either side of the container and locks the screw into place when the press is in use.