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Image of Advance Lathe Apple Peeler with Push-Off

Advance with Improved Push-Off

The Advance with improved push-off is Reading Hardware Company's ultimate lathe design. The push-off is activated when the advancing crank comes into contact with a first-class lever, which is rotated upward and lifts a bar of metal on the opposite side vertically (on the Penn the bar is pushed horizontally). The metal bar that is lifted vertically locks into place and acts as the push-off along with a three-pronged brass ring within the fork. In the previous design the first-class lever was the push-off. The slicing blade is one piece and heavy duty. A spring loaded clamp above the threaded-shaft has also been added to the design. A modified first-class lever with an incline allows one to push the paring arm away from the apple. This parer is marked PAT.JULY 17,1883 5A. On the opposite side of the frame the parer is marked PAT. OT.19, 75. ADVANCE READING HDWE. CO.

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