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From Our Files (Dec. 8, 2021)

Dec. 9, 1971

A 1913 poster for a wood and steel hydraulic cider press was on show for guests at the “Narrows” Brocard farm as they waited for the original machine to show what it can do.

The press was purchased in 1913 by Joe Brocard, Sr., for use on his farm in New Brunswick, N.J. It was later used on the farm of his son, Joe Brocard, Jr., near Cambridge, Md. Joe Brocard III moved to Oregon three months ago, bringing with him the family heirloom.

The Brocard families scoured the countryside for 35 bushels of apples in order to initiate the tradition of welcoming Fall with a “cider p...

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