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Image of The Union Apple Parer

Union

The Union was manufactured by Whittemore Brothers, later D.H. Whittemore. Decorative curves on the wheels interlock the gears. As one cranks the main drive the blade passes over the apple. Within four turns the curves on the wheels reverse the direction of the paring arm. A rod on the paring arm pushes it away from the frame, so that the apple can be removed. Apples can be pared in both directions. To see a close-up of THE UNION embossing visit the Apple section our museum and look in Apple Anatomy under Apple Longitudinal-Section.

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