A super stylish (and weighty) vintage Robert Welch nut cracker, from the Hobart range.
This is a much older vintage version of the design, probably 1960s/1970s, with part of its original sticker to the base. The Hobart Nutcracker is an original Robert Welch design from 1964. It is still available today as part of the Legacy Collection, celebrating 60 years of design from Welch's workshop at Chipping Campden (today's retail price is ВЈ34, but why buy new?). Robert Welch was known for his stainless steel and silver ranges for Old Hall, along with these modernist cast iron pieces.
Made from solid cast iron, coloured matte black, with a steel spindle. It uses a simple wind up and down mechanism. Height is 150mm (when fully wound down), width is 135mm across the top handle. 180cm tall when fully wound out. Would take a large nut of around 33mm high. Weighs a chunky 1.41kg.
Very good vintage condition for the age. Fully functional and an iconic design. Some natural patina/lightening to the black and steel. I've treated the cast iron so it has a blacker coating. It's slightly off-black, like a dark graphite grey. It's subtly different from the modern version - why buy new when you can buy original vintage?!
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Vintage 1960s Robert Welch Hobart nutcracker. Black cast iron nut cracker

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