Bomba de trasfega - peça do mês de Outubro no Museu da 1ª Demarcação

Object of the Month - October 2022

Every month the Museum of the Oldest Appellation in the World highlights one of the objects that are part of the collection shown in our permanent exhibition. We invite you to discover the object of the month and find out more about our history.

As the name implies, the transfer pump was used to transfer wine between the different vats. This procedure was intended to separate the deposit formed in the containers or to let the wine breath.

This 19th century instrument comes from the cellars of Real Companhia Velha, in Vila Nova de Gaia. Therefore, it is part of the collection of industrial wine heritage present in the reception area of the Museu & Enoteca 17.56. This displayed highlights the industrialization and the development of wine production, in line with the Museum’s first exhibition section focus on the ethnographic production aspect.

Iron, copper and wood

19th century

Real Companhia Velha

Height: 177 cm x Length: 180 cm x Width: 56 cm