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Apple parer

Object Number: 
1957.132
Date: 
ca. 1863
Medium: 
Iron, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 × 11 1/2 × 6 in. (12.7 × 29.2 × 15.2 cm)
Marks: 
cast: in low relief on a semi-circular sprocket: "PATENTED/OCT 6, 1863" cast: in low relief on body: "84", "87"
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group