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Image of Lockey & Howlands Tilt-Table Apple Parer

Tilt Frame

Lockey and Howland's final version of the Keyes original design included a split-frame mechanism for removing the pared apple and tilted frame to prevent clogging from parings. This parer is marked PATENTED JUNE 17 & DEC. 16, 1856. TURNTABLE APPLE PARER MANFD BY LOCKEY & HOWLAND. PAT. NOV. 22, 1870. The overall turntable motion is similar to the Keyes; however, the turntable has an incline or cam that pushes the fork apparatus, which is a first class lever. As the fork is pushed back, the apple hits the frame and is pushed away from the fork for easy removal. It is interesting that the fork gear must be disengaged and re-engaged smoothly for this to work. Lockey and Howland had a second design for their Split-Frame mechanism. You can visit our Evolution section to learn more about the mechanics of the two Split-Frame push-offs.

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