Overall: 14 1/4 × 9 × 6 1/2 in. (36.2 × 22.9 × 16.5 cm)
inscribed: in pencil on obverse: "THIS BASE IS NOT/ THE ORIGINAL IS IN TALA [?] MUSEUM/STORER/WORSHIP IN BASEMENT"
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.
The parer was patented in 1855, but the object is not marked.
Gift of Mrs. Irving McKesson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.