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Apple parer

Apple parer
Title
Apple parer
Date 
1863
Medium 
Cast iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 1/4 x 5 x 7 in. ( 28.6 x 12.7 x 17.8 cm )
Description 
Hand held cast iron apple parer with semi-circular sprocket controlling gears rotating both spindle with three-pronged fork and also position of knife; wooden handle.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Frederick S. Arquelles
Object Number 
1950.4
Marks 
cast: in low relief on sprocket: "PATENTED/ OCT 6, 1863" cast: in low relief on body: "64", "[UG 23?]"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group