Apple parer

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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 )
Date End: 
1 855
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
Gallery Label: 
The parer was patented in 1855, but the object is not marked.
Date Begin: 
1855
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group