Apple parer

Apple parer
Title
Apple parer
Date 
ca. 1863
Medium 
Cast iron, wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 6 x 6 1/2 in. ( 27.3 x 15.2 x 16.5 cm )
Description 
Hand-held cast iron apple with semi- circular sprocket controlling gears rotating both sprindle with three- pronged fork, and also position of knife; wooden handle; missing blade.
Credit Line 
Gift of E. Lawrence Sampter
Object Number 
1957.132
Marks 
cast: in low relief on a semi-circular sprocket: "PATENTED/OCT 6, 1863" cast: in low relief on body: "84", "87"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group