THE APPEAL OF THE APPLE PEELER

 

This is indeed an apple corer. Back in the mid 1800s, when manufacturing became efficient, this early device made short work of coring and peeling apples.

 

Considered a serious workhorse, to pare, core and slice apples this appliance was made up of a complicated combination of wheels, cranks and gears.

 

This antique cast iron peeler is mounted to the original oak base and is almost elegant in its simplicity. Out of service these days, this parer is one of our treasures.