Use our gallery to explore cast iron parers representing four classic design types including lathes, turntables, returns, and arcs. Our gallery also includes a few examples of early parers often referred to as primitive parers along with commercial parers designed for processing apples on a factory scale.
We recommend Apple Parers by Don Thornton to read more about parer types, inventors, manufacturers, and detailed
patent information. Click
on the apples to explore designs.
Sargent & Foster's
base is stamped E.L. PRATT PATENT. A hole interupts the stamp,
but another parer sold on e.bay seemed to be stamped with
E.L. PRATT PATENT 1068 PENDING. According to Thornton's book
the patent number is 10,078 and the patent date is October