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Apple parer

Apple parer
Title
Apple parer
Date 
ca. 1855
Medium 
Wood, cast iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 14 1/4 in. ( 16.8 x 36.2 cm )
Description 
Cast iron apple parer mounted on hardwood board; three-pronged fork rotated by crank; crank also rotates gears which draw attached knife up and down the apple as it turns.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Irving McKesson
Object Number 
1938.213
Marks 
inscribed: in pencil on obverse: "THIS BASE IS NOT/ THE ORIGINAL IS IN TALA [?] MUSEUM/STORER/WORSHIP IN BASEMENT"
Gallery Label 
The parer was patented in 1855, but the object is not marked.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group