The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 5: Machines and Machinery

Hydrostatic press

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1916. The hydrostatic press may be applied to the same purpose as the German devil, with incomparably greater effect. The only difficulty is in finding a proper and convenient fulcrum; that done, this engine will root out the largest trees. It is successfully employed by engineers in drawing piles and gate-posts, and in raising stones, &c. (See Nicholson's Arch. Dict., art. Hydrostatic Press.)