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Apple parer

Object Number: 
ca. 1863
Iron, wood
Overall: 11 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 6 3/4 in. ( 29.2 x 13.7 x 17.1 cm )
cast: in low relief on sprocket: "PATENTED/ OCT 6, 1863"
Hand-held cast iron apple parer with semi-circular sprocket controlling gears rotating both spindle with three- pronged fork and also position of knife; wooden handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles L. Robinson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group