Historical Artifacts

Apple parer

Apple parer
Title
Apple parer
Date 
1820-1830
Medium 
Wood, iron, twine
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 3/4 x 25 5/8 x 13 1/2 in. ( 29.8 x 65.1 x 34.3 cm )
Description 
Wooden apple parer with large wheel attached by rope pulley to smaller wheel; hand operated knife with spring tension; straddle board; two-pronged fork.
Credit Line 
Gift of Charles L. Robinson
Object Number 
1945.173
Marks 
impressed: mark on wheel: "E. King"
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this parer is an early commercial type.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group