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Gem Pea Sheller

This cast iron pea sheller appears to be the earliest patented example. Marked "GEM PEA SHELLER, PATENT APPLIED FOR". The patent was granted to George Clark, of Boston, on July 17, 1866, for a "Machine for Shelling Pease". The small hand crank and gearing operate two wooden rollers. The wood is still in good condition on both the rollers and hand crank. Iron wing nut and table clamp. The iron body is 5", including trough and 3" wide.

closeup ---- side view ---- 1866 patent illustration

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