Apple parer

Apple parer
Title
Apple parer
Date 
ca. 1856
Medium 
Cast iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/4 in. ( 23.5 cm )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Bella Landauer
Object Number 
1948.390
Marks 
cast: in low relief on circular plate: "PAT. DEC 16. 1856/TURN TABLE APPLE PARER/MAN'ED BY LOCKEY & HOWLAND"
Gallery Label 
This apple parer purchased by Mrs. Bella C. Landauer at an auction in 1948.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group