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Image of Sargent & Foster's Quick Return with 6 Spokes

Sargent & Foster

Sargent & Foster's of Shelburne Falls Massachusetts made one of the first quick returns. An interesting worm gear drives the mechanism which, moves the blade. The paring arm is under spring tension to follow the apples profile. Once the apple is pared the paring arm is no longer in gear and snaps back to its starting position. This parer under went a fascinating evolution detailed in Apple Parers by Don Thornton.

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