Turn Table '98
Frederick B. Rising was granted letters patent for a "Frame for Fruit or Vegetable Parers on May 24, 1898. Rising listed himself as assignor to the Goodell Company of Antrim, New Hampshire. Rising's design would become one of the most successful parers offered by Goodell, second only to the White Mountain lathe parer. The parer was sold as the Turn Table '98 or '98 Turn Table Apple Parer. An advertisement introducing the "Turn Table '98 Apple Parer" to consumers appeared in the May 19, 1898 issue of The Iron Age ('Turn Table', 1898, p. 46). Goodell viewed the Turn Table '98 as the ultimate modification of Keyes's original design.
The parer is marked TURNTABLE '98 MADE BY GOODELL CO. ANTRIM, N.H. U.S.A.
PAT. MAY 24, 1898. The
hand-driven gear rotates two spur gears to turn the fork. The turntable gear
is inverted at an angle and above
the apple. An incline or cam on the turntable gear activates a first class lever
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