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Apple parer

Object Number: 
1948.390
Date: 
ca. 1856
Medium: 
Iron, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 × 6 1/2 × 9 in. (20.3 × 16.5 × 22.9 cm)
Marks: 
cast: in low relief on circular plate: "PAT. DEC 16. 1856/TURN TABLE APPLE PARER/MAN'ED BY LOCKEY & HOWLAND"
Description: 
Cast iron apple parer with table clamp at base; hand turned crank rotating two wheels which rotate three-pronged fork; crank also rotates circular plate which controls position of blade.
Gallery Label: 
This apple parer purchased by Mrs. Bella C. Landauer at an auction in 1948.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Bella Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group