Apple Peeler and Parer

Collection Type

  • Cooking equipment

Date

1854-1864

GUSN

GUSN-45809

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

Descriptive Terms

apple parers
wood (plant material)
metal
Tool, Food Cutting
Peeler
Peeler, Fruit
Peeler, Fruit

Inscription

"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)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Credit Line

Gift of Herbert N. Nixon

Accession Number

1955.214

Places

Worcester county (Massachusetts) [county]
Worcester county (Massachusetts) [county]