Patent Automatic Scroll Wheel Apple Parer
Maxam's first parer was a board-mounted scroll wheel quick return. Turn
the handle and the inside hub of the hand-driven gear, which
a rotating inclined plane (basically a screw), pushes a first class lever
connected to gears which rotate the paring arm. Once the paring is completed
the gears and lever disengage and snap back to the starting position. The
cast iron base is embossed PATENTED APR. 10TH 1856 BY S.N. MAXAM. Maxam's
design was later modified into a cast iron table mounted model.