Historic Tools of North Castle

Cast Iron Reading ‘78 Apple Peeler

This device at Smith’s Tavern is an apple parer or peeler that is stamped “Made Only By The Reading Hardware Co. Reading PA USA” and “78”.  It is a turntable type parer that was attached to a work surface via its screw clamp. The cast-iron device has two primary parts: the main drive wheel designed to place gears within gears thereby increasing stability and adding protection and a locking mechanism that prevents the device from being rotated in the incorrect direction.


Reference:  http://appleparermuseum.com/Readingevo7.htm

Catalog Items:

Item T57

Location:Panel 12
Length: 20 cm
Width: 16 cm
Height: 23 cm
Weight: 970 g