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Image of Lockey & Howland Split-Frame on Low Base

Split-Frame on "Low Table"

Lockey and Howland modified the "Split-Frame". In this version the casting is thinner and the movable part of the frame has a v-shaped piece of metal and a small pin, which are guided by a track along the perimeter of the turntable. Unlike the Heavy Frame and the Tilt-Frame, the movable part of this parer is not a first-class lever. The movable part of the frame is instead placed on the same axle as the table gear and hand-driven gear. As the turntable track bows out the v-shaped metal and pin allow the movable part of the frame to slide backwards, which pushes the apple off the fork. Note the raised frame was abandoned.

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