Split-Frame Turn Table Apple Parer
on "Low Table"
The most interesting design change to the Keyes Turntable Apple Parer is the use of a split-frame. The movable part of
the frame has cams that ride within a track along the perimeter of the turntable gear.
part of the frame is placed on the
same axle as the table gear and hand-driven gear. As
the turntable gear rotates a v-shape in the track forces the movable
part of the
frame to slide backwards, which loosens the apple from the fork.
Goodell would eventually experiment with three split-frame designs. All split-frame parers are marked PATENTED JUNE 17 & DEC.
16, 1856. TURN TABLE APPLE PARER MANFD BY LOCKEY & HOWLAND.
PAT. NOV. 22, 1870. The Nov. 22, 1870 patent was granted to William Robb for the split-frame innovation (Robb, 1870). While these parers are marked as manufactured by Lockey & Howland they were in fact manufactured by Goodell.
In the November 1874 edition of the American Agriculturist the split-frame appears as premium No. 31, Turntable Apple Parer Improved, manufactured by D. H. Goodell (American Agriculturist, 1874). The Goodell split-frame was offered in 1875 as premium 32 (American Agriculturist, 1875).