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.