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Apple Peeler and Parer

1955.214 (RS203847)

Description

"Automatic Apple Parer" patented by John D. Seagrave of Worcester, Massachusetts in 1854. Apple is speared on a metal shaft with three sharp tines. The shaft is turnd by a handle, assisted by metal gears, by operator. Adjustable paring blade on a moveable, spring-loaded arm presses against turning fruit, removing its skin as it is turned against the blade. Wood base.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1854-1864
Inscriptions
"J.D. Seagrave / Manufacturer of the Automatic Apple Parer. / In the Junction Machine Shop, Worcester, Mass. / Directions for use. Keep the bearings well oiled and perfectly clean, the screw of the knife can be adjusted to make a thick or thin paring. This machine can be used for paring Apples, Quinces, Potatoes or Turnips with equal facility, and with out injury to it." (Applied)
Location of origin
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Material
metal
wood (plant material)
Object type
Food Processing & Preparation T&E; Food Preparation Equipment
Places
Worcester county (Massachusetts) [county]
Descriptive terms
apple parers
metal
Peeler
Peeler, Fruit
Tool, Food Cutting
wood (plant material)
Accession Number
1955.214
Credit Line
Gift of Herbert N. Nixon
GUSN
45809

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