Apple parer

Object Number: 
1945.162
Date: 
ca. 1868
Medium: 
Iron, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 × 11 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (22.9 × 29.2 × 8.9 cm)
Marks: 
cast: in low relief on circular plate: "WIGGINS PAT/ AUG 4, 1888"
Description: 
Cast iron apple parer with table clamp at base; hand crank turns three sprockets rotating spindle and three-tined fork; circular plate below fork is also rotated by crank and controls position of knobs.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles L. Robinson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group