This is just an example of one of the many wonderful things that can be created with the Hershey Chocolate Conches. I think that these are the absolutely. A couple of years ago, we had the opportunity to work on a once in a lifetime salvaging job at the legendary HERSHEY Chocolate Factory in Hersey, PA. Before they closed the old factory to make room for the new state of the art factory. I can remember as a child going to this place for a tour and the air was. SOOOOOOOOOO overwhelming from the scent of Cocoa that I actually got. Of course, at my young age, I had no idea………….. Nor did I care…………… That the awesome rollers that you are looking at were the reason for the smell. What you are looking at are parts of a circa 1915. I had never heard of one either so, a chocolate conche is a huge steel or iron tub about 10 X 12 feet with a corrugated granite bottom and a group of these granite rollers with a matching corrugated profile. Hundreds of pounds of Cocoa beans would be dumped into the Conche and these rollers would break the hard outer shell of the bean and begin the process of making. The rollers themselves are made of machined gray Granite. They, the granite roller itself, measure 22 1/2″ long and are approximately 11 1/2″ in diameter, they vary. The granite roller attach’s to a U shaped bracket and then 2 of the rollers with U bracket attach to a cast iron Yoke on top. The entire roller set as shown measures: just shy of 32″ tall and is 44″ long at the top. At the base, the outside footprint dimensions are 27 1/2″ X 53″. All told, each complete roller weighs about 830+ lbs. Plus the pallet for a total of about 875 lbs. These granite have a ton of patina and character, these rollers are not perfect, they have there share of war wounds, small chips, rust stains and marks. But that’s what makes them special, over 100 years of chocolate making. In addition, The rollers were each made with a flat spot on them so that they will actually rest without rolling. For a table base! We actually have enough of these bases that someone could do an entire seating area in a cafe and they would all match. How many times have you been in to a restaurant with an Industrial Chic Vibe and wondered what Chemically Soaked atmosphere this old junk came from? You don’t have to fear what their former use was. For your new location! As this stuff is right now, I don’t really expect them to last long. DON’T MISS OUT! Due to their weight (870lb’s). And we’ll get you a quote. Don’t forget to check out our. For other Chocolate and Industrial related items. You may choose at check out. For a quote please provide us your. Whether it’s a business or residence. If a business does it have a fork lift or dock. We are located in. (295) near the Casino and Stadiums. Once the sale is complete we will certainly give you our exact address for local pick-up purposes. Please request a quote. If for any reason you are unhappy with your. Md Architectural Rescue is a different type of recycling company. We have operated in. And surrounding areas since 1996. After starting out rescuing fireplace mantles and cast iron door locks from construction dumpsters, we have opened our eyes to may types of waste that are often over looked and fall through the cracks. Our focus is and always will be vintage items of the highest quality. But with our eyes now open we put a lot of effort in bringing you high end collectibles from every industry available and at a very reasonable price. All our items are salvaged and are for the most part American Made. One week we could be in an old School, Brewery, Factory, and the following week at a Shipyard or Power plant, you just never know. Also, one day we may be removing Vintage lighting, the next day Signs and Vintage blueprints and the following day cleaning out a machine shop or high end parts room. We also run two additional stores. If you are looking for unique and interesting glass pieces, check out our sister site. If you are looking for, or are in need of and industrial parts and supplies, check out our other sister site. And as always, you can check out more of my interesting finds here at. To check out my store. The item “VINTAGE HERSHEY CHOCOLATE Conche Roller Cast Iron Granite Legs Table Base” is in sale since Thursday, March 8, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Mercantile, Trades & Factories\Other Mercantile Antiques”. The seller is “mdarchitecturalrescue” and is located in Baltimore, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Maker: Hershey
- Material: Iron and Granite
- Color: Gray and Brown
- Region of Origin: America
- Age: 1900-1950
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Location: Yard & Druid Hill Warehouse