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Fruit and vegetable peeler, 1863.

Fruit and vegetable peeler, 1863.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 27cm x 32cm


This device uses a rack and pinion to drive spur gears that turn an apple against a cutting blade. As the handle is pushed round the semi-circular base, the peel is removed from the apple in a single sweep.

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