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ANTIQUE CAST IRON APPLE PEELER - Made by the Sinclair-Scott Company of Baltimore, Maryland in the late 1800s, this clamp-on apple peeler is all cast iron except for one spring and the wire tines on the apple-impaling fork. This apple peeler matches drawings shown in Patent #232,371 filed with the US Patent Office on December 2, 1878 and issued to Robert P. Scott of Newark, New Jersey on September 21, 1880. Prospective buyers can review the patent papers for this device on Google at: http://www.google.com/patents/US232371?printsec=drawing#v=onepage&q&f=false

This apple peeler is in very good used condition and its components all work smoothly and freely. The entire device is covered in a blackish patina due to use and age. No rust. All components are free of cracks, modifications, repairs and excessive wear. The forged drive gear to which the wooden handle is attached has embossed on it, “SINCLAI SCOTT CO BALTIMORE MADE IN USA”. Apparently, the casting mold had a missing letter “R” at the end of the word “SINCLAIR” when the gear was forged, thus perhaps making this device one of a kind. The device is otherwise clean with the exception that one of the three tines is missing from the spindle that holds the apple. All other components appear to be present and original.

This highly collectable apple peeler consists of a mounting clamp, hand crank handle, seven gears, knife tension spring and a wire-tined holding spindle that spins the apple against a rotating cone-shaped knife. It is designed to peel concentric spirals of skin from around the fruit. The peeler can be table-edge or board mounted by use of its detachable mounting clamp frame and thumbscrew. It measures approximately 10” tall (with handle at top dead center and clamp thumb screw fully extended) by 9” wide (outer tip of the handle to outer edge of the largest gear) by 5 ½ “ deep. The drive gear and one of the intermediate gears are decorated with cut out hearts to help create a more eye-appealing kitchen appliance for its day in history. The largest gear measures 4 3/8” in diameter.

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Antique Cast Iron Apple Peeler c1800's


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Material: cast iron
  • Only ships within United States.
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