Right Speedy Corn Sheller
The box mounted sheller is marked "Right Speedy No 2, Curtis Goddard, Alliance O., Pat Jan 30, 1877". The fancy flywheel with heart cutouts is cast in one piece with the short crank arm and drives the sheller via a bevel ring gear. All springs and cutters are in working order. Traces of original green and yellow paint remain. No breaks or welds.
Curtis Goddard's 1877 patent is No. 186830. A photocopy is included. Over a decade later, in 1889, Goddard received a patent for a revised form of this sheller, using rotating disks in place of the short blades on this early version.
1877 Scientific American article on the Goddard sheller
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