North West Company Fur Press
The wedge fur press, much like the lever press, was also used at small fur trade posts. Fur pelts were placed in a box similar to that used with the lever press. The pelts held within this box were compressed by a wooden plate placed on top of them. The wooden plate was forced down on the stack of furs by wedges which were pounded in from opposite sides of the box.
The screw fur press was manufactured
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 47° 57.72′ N, 89° 41.066′ W. Marker is in Grand Portage, Minnesota, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from Mill Creek Road 0.2 miles south of Store Road. Located within the Grand Portage National Monument. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 Mill Creek Road, Grand Portage MN 55605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Birchbark Canoe (within shouting distance of this marker); North West Company Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Voyageurs at Grand Portage (within shouting distance of this marker); Guard the Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); The North West Company (within shouting distance of this marker); A Warehouse for Furs, Trade Goods, and Now—Canoes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Grand Portage (about 300 feet away); Naming This Place (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Portage.
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