first sight the Waverly may remind one of the Monroe or the Gold
Medal; however, the mechanism is very
different. As you rotate the hand-driven gear
a table gear moves the returntable, which is an inverted helical gear.
The underside of the returntable also has a metal
pin pointed downward.
pin rides in a track attached to the semicircular paring gear on one
end and attached to another stationary semicircular gear mounted on
of the frame. The teeth of these two semicircular gears are always
meshed unlike the Monroe or Gold
As the hand-driven
gear is rotated the semicirular paring gear pivots off the stationary
semicircular gear. The metal pin rotates with the returntable, riding
in the track.
Once the apple is pared the track can no longer rotate with the returntable;
the pin can. This situation allows the paring arm semicicular gear
to pivot in the opposite direction and return to its starting position.
is marked THE WAVERLY. L.A. SAYRE. NEWARK.N.J. and PAT. JAN. 29 '84.