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Image of Keyes Apple Parer

Keyes

Keyes Machine was the first patent for a turntable apple parer. Lockey and Howland would manufacture this same design with their name and experiment with several design modifications. This parer is marked PATENTED BY H. KEYES JUNE 17 & DEC. 16, 1856. Turn the hand-driven gear and a fork gear rotates the apple. A small table gear rotating with the hand-driven gear moves the turntable gear, which carries the paring arm around the apple. Once the apple is pared an incline on the parer frame or cam pushes the paring arm away as it swings back to its original position.

 
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