Lesney Bread Bait Press

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This model is the Milbro Lesney Bread Bait Press in red with green painted press and butterfly head. This would have been the first issue of the Bait Press as subsequent releases have the word "Milbro" blanked out, through the use of a blanking plate, leaving the markings in a smaller recess.

A relatively simple casting, the press outer has one face cast with:
 

"Milbro
Lesney
Bread Bait
Press
Made in England
Pat. Pen."

on 6 lines in a large recessed area. All other sides of the outer are unmarked. The green painted press itself is unmarked and shaped on the bottom with three angular lines and two pointed nipples to hold the bait in place. The press is operate by turning the green butterfly head which is cast with the brass coloured screw and moves the press itself down to compress the bread bait. I am uncertain about the screw - I'm not sure if it is actually brass with a cast mazak head or if it is simply brass plated.

 

Issued circa 1954 and reputedly manufactured at the Shacklewell Lane Factory.

Item: 3032

 


This model is the Lesney Bread Bait Press in red with unpainted press, screw and butterfly head. This would have been the second issue of the Bait Press as it has the word "Milbro" blanked out, through the use of a blanking plate, leaving the markings in a smaller recess.

A relatively simple casting, the press outer has one face cast with:
 

"Lesney
Bread Bait
Press
Made in England
Pat. Pen."

on 5 lines. All other sides of the outer are unmarked. The press itself is unmarked and shaped on the bottom with three angular lines and two pointed nipples to hold the bait in place. The press is operate by turning the butterfly head which is cast with the mazac (?) screw and moves the press itself down to compress the bread bait.

 

Issued circa 1954 and reputedly manufactured at the Shacklewell Lane Factory.

Item: 3030

 


This model is the Lesney Bread Bait Press completely unpainted with unpainted press, screw and butterfly head. This would have been the last issue of the Bait Press as it is totally unpainted and has the word "Milbro" blanked out.

A relatively simple casting, the press outer has one face cast with:
 

"Lesney
Bread Bait
Press
Made in England
Pat. Pen."

on 5 lines. All other sides of the outer are unmarked. The press itself is unmarked and shaped on the bottom with three angular lines and two pointed nipples to hold the bait in place. The press is operate by turning the butterfly head which is cast with the mazak (?) screw and moves the press itself down to compress the bread bait.

 

Issued circa 1954 and reputedly manufactured at the Shacklewell Lane Factory.

Item: 3031