Slicers used to be constructed with iron disks about 33 to 40 in.
But hydraulic presses have now been abandoned, for the juice is universally obtained by diffusion, and the small slicers have gone out of use, because the large amount of pulp they produced in proportion to slices is not suitable for the diffusion process, in which evenly cut slices are required, which present a much greater surface with far less resistance to the diffusion water.
Instead of the small slicers, machines made on the same principle, but with disks 7 ft.
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