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B. F. Clyde's Cider Mill by Debbie Robbins

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A local Cider Mill fence. This is a famous landmark in our area and is currently being run by the children and grandchildren of the original owners. This is just one of the many buildings on the property.

Old Mystic, CT, USA
Fall 2009

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BF Clyde’s Cider Mill (1898)
Old Mystic, CT… USA

Clyde’s mill is a rare survivor of a once-commonplace seasonal rural industry. Until recently a cider mill could be found in every community where apples were grown. In the fall, mills converted the fruit of the orchard into drink just as the grist mill converted the grain into flour.

Although cider was produced on individual farms for private use, the centrally located mill became popular for farmers who would sell surplus apples to the mill and bring back the juice to ferment into hard cider. In 1881 Benjamin Clyde began pressing his apples at local mills and soon rented his own press. In 1897 he purchased the mill and installed the screw press from Boomer & Boschert of Syracuse. Boomer and Boschert also supplied the apple grater, apple elevator, and cider pump, as well as the plans for the building.

Although cider making has changed little over the centuries, this mill featured a sophisticated method of grinding and a press capable of applying pressure at three speeds. Using all steel construction, it was considered the finest screw cider press ever made. The cider mill at B.F. Clyde’s also represents one of the final screw presses. In the 20th century, the hydraulic press came into widespread use.
The mill has stayed in the family and is currently owned and operated (seasonally) by Benjamin’s grandson, John K. Bucklyn.

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  • Terrie Taylor
    Terrie Taylorover 4 years ago

    Stunning capture and POV. Love it.

  • One of my Favs. Thank you!! :)))

    – Debbie Robbins

  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsover 4 years ago

    I love this old ironwork fence! It’s amazingly detailed and absolutely beautiful. The building is extremely interesting, too. Excellent photograph!

    This would be a great photo to submit to the “Preserving History” group. I am certain that it would be enthusiastically received there.

  • Many thanks for your wonderful comment Gene…. and the heads up about that group… I was unaware of that one… :)))

    – Debbie Robbins

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture…love this fence!!

  • a FAV place to photo… it is an incredible old fence.. the whole place is truly beautiful… Thank you Gena my friend… :)) ♥

    – Debbie Robbins

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 4 years ago

    What a wonderful capture Cookie

  • Many thanks Lyn…. I love this place.. :))))

    – Debbie Robbins

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayover 4 years ago

    Beautiful composition, colour and texture :) Cheers :)

  • Many thanks. So glad you like it.. :))))

    – Debbie Robbins

  • PaulaPixs
    PaulaPixsover 4 years ago

    Definitely a fav, beautiful colors, textures, & pov!

  • Why thanks so very much Paula… Nice to meet you!!! :)))))

    – Debbie Robbins

  • vigor
    vigorover 4 years ago

    Another winner for me!

  • Hi Viv.. Thanks so much!! :))

    – Debbie Robbins

  • Sue  Cullumber
    Sue Cullumberover 4 years ago

    Debbie – love it!

  • Hi Sue!!! Many thanks girl.. :)))

    – Debbie Robbins

  • Tania Palermo
    Tania Palermoover 4 years ago

    fun perspective on this.

  • One of my fav angles…. Thanks so much Tania!!! :)))

    – Debbie Robbins

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 4 years ago

    Absolutely fabulous…love the wrought iron fence,,the red window frames,,the old wood,,excelelnt , Cookie

  • A very special place to me Elfie… many thanks for the lovely comment!!!! :))) ♥

    – Debbie Robbins

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