Die Grabenöle in Lüterswil

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    English titleThe Grabenöle in Lüterswil
    Authors & editors

    Lätt, Peter [Author]

    Publisher Öliverein Lüterswil
    Year of publication 1998

    German (main text)

    Medium Book

    Food (non-cereal) processes > Edible oils

    Scope & contentSummary TranslationAn illustrated guide to the vegetable oil press known as the Grabenöle (Grabenole) in Lüterswil (Luterswil), near Solothurn in north-western Switzerland. The main use of the oil produced was for lighting: once mineral oil was introduced in the mid nineteenth century oil presses declined. The current Grabenöle goes back to the 17th century. The booklet describes its history, its ownership, the techniques used for obtaining oil, and the building itself. It outlines its fate since production stopped in 1918. The mill has been restored and brought back into production: the process is described and illustrated with photos. Another chapter details further the way in which water power is used to drive the press, with several photos and diagrams of the wheel, crusher, heater, press, rubber and stamper. The booklet ends with a tour through the press, describing the oil production process and the plants from which the oil is made.
    KeywordsMillwrighting, Milling, Switzerland, Olive and other domestic oils, People, Archaeology & history

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    Accession no. 229749

    • Shelf location: W114.8_LAT
    • Donor: Ken Major Collection