Apple parer and cover

Apple parer and cover
Title
Apple parer and cover
Date 
1885
Medium 
Cast iron, wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 11 x 3 1/2 in. ( 18.4 x 27.9 x 8.9 cm )
Description 
Cast iron tool for paring, coring, and slicing apples; steel crank with black wooden handle and shaft with applied thread and three pronged fork at end attached to arm holding a paring knife and blade with circular hole for core; table clamp at bottom.
Credit Line 
Gift of Charles L. Robinson
Object Number 
1945.142
Marks 
cast: in arm: with star shape between words: "LITTLE STA[R]" cast: in low relief on bracket: "C.E. HUDS[ON]/[L]EOMISTER/MASS" cast: below crank: "PATENTED/JUNE 9 8 [5 0r 3]"
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Creative: Tronvig Group