Wood, cast iron
Overall: 6 5/8 x 14 1/4 in. ( 16.8 x 36.2 cm )
Cast iron apple parer mounted on hardwood board; three-pronged fork rotated by crank; crank also rotates gears which draw attached knife up and down the apple as it turns.
Gift of Mrs. Irving McKesson
inscribed: in pencil on obverse: "THIS BASE IS NOT/ THE ORIGINAL IS IN TALA [?] MUSEUM/STORER/WORSHIP IN BASEMENT"
The parer was patented in 1855, but the object is not marked.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.