The Monroe Brothers' return apple parer is small and elegant. Some of the apples found at grocery stores today are too large for this parer. It is important to pick out small to medium sized apples for many of the 19th Century parers.
This parer is marked with additional patents on the frame including May 6 and Sept. 9, 1856 as well as Aug. 21, 1866.
Maggie the lab likes the smell of apples!
Browne, J. D., inventor, Machine for Paring Apples, 1856 May 6. US14800.
Browne, J. D., inventor, Apple-Parer, 1856 Sept. 9. US15683.
Monroe, J. F., assignee, by mesne assignements of J. D. Browne, inventor, Improved Machine for Paring Apples, 1866 Aug. 21. USRE2339. Reissue of US14800.
Monroe J. F. & E. P., inventors, Apple-Parer, 1868 March 24. US75951. Ironically, this is the main patent for the parer, yet does not appear on the machine.