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Apple parer

Object Number: 
ca. 1800-1830
Wood, iron
Overall: 14 × 18 1/2 × 10 in. (35.6 × 47 × 25.4 cm)
typed: paper affixed to wooden wheel: " The parer is distinctive as the first/ and only primitive with a kicker to knock/ the apple from the fork, that I have yet seen./ It was apparently fastened to a bench or a table/ by means of a wedge. Note the long
Wooden apple parer with two wheels run by leather thong; spring 'kicker' to push off pared apple; U.S. copper cent used as washer.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles L. Robinson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group