Apple Corer - Goodell Co.NH Metal, circa before 1880
This is a collectors dream of finding one before they added the USA. mark in 1880
Made: Goodell Co. White Mountain Apple
Made before they started adding the USA mark around 1880.
USA stamped ones sell around $30.00 average.
We are asking $ 35.00 for this much older collectible.
Apple corer and peeler is an ornate complicated, hand-operated device on short-stemmed Y-shaped frame. Attached to top of trunk of the Y is the corer, a 3-pronged fork on long, horizontal screw which feeds through 2 loops, moving and rotating fork across top of Y, turned by an inward bent handle with wooden hand hold on end of shaft. There is a spring-operated lock rivetted to the top of the Y trunk to prevent the corer slipping backward when it meets resistance from apple. There is a small, blunt 2-prong fork reaching up from the base of the Y to corer shaft. It swings back and forth in same direction as corer motion.
The springs are missing, but they are replaceable at a hardware store.
One tine has a small snap off...everything else looks and moves great.
Original finish has not been cleaned or touched up.
It could well be one of the first styles they ever made stamped as it is: Before the USA stamp
Very good condition except for the missing springs.