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Apple Corer - Goodell Co., USA, Metal, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: SH 850485

Made: Goodell Co. White Mountain Apple New Hampshire, U.S.A., circa 1848 - 1901. Used in the kitchen of a psychiatric hospital in Victoria, circa 1848-1901
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.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 26.50 cm (Height), 5.00 cm (Width), 15.50 cm (Length)

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Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Diet & Nutrition in Victorian Mental Health Institutions
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: food & drink preparation
Inscriptions: WHITE MOUNTAIN APPLE/MADE BY GOODELL CO./ANTRIM N.H./USA embossed along spine of apple corer.
Manufacturer: Goodell Co., Antrim, New Hampshire, United States of America, circa 1880
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, 1848-1901
References: card with exhibit.


Brenda Nicol Posted on 23 Nov 2009 6:23 AM
Could you tell me the resale value of the apple peeler?
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Dec 2009 9:39 AM
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David Brown Posted on 09 Jan 2010 6:45 AM
I have one of these Goodell, Co. apple peelers but the peeling blade is broken. The blade is approximately 5/8 inch by 7/8 inch and the cutting edge has a slant to it. The other end of the blade has a slot for a securing screw to hold it in place. I am looking for a source to buy a new blade. Can you please help me.
Discovery Centre Posted on 11 Jan 2010 12:27 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi David, thanks for your enquiry. Have you considered contacting an antique dealer who deals in kitchen items? You may also consider contacting an independent woodworking company or someone who specialises in cutting blades to find out if this is something that can be custom made. Good Luck!
David Silvertooth Posted on 15 Jan 2010 3:06 AM
In the last few weeks I acquired a apple corer made by the Goodell Co.

I have not been able to find alot of information about this corer. It is a Bonanza series. On the main body part it has a stamp of 49B, as I have looked at the corer I would think this is a part number instead of a model number. All parts of the corer have a different number on them. These look as if they were part of the casting mold.

I would like to know as much information as you can give or direct me to a source that can help. I understand that you do no pricing, given the other infor I can find a value of some type.

Discovery Centre Posted on 20 Jan 2010 4:09 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi David. Without seeing your corer it's hard to tell if you have the same model. As it's is an American made, you could contact museums in the USA or Canada for further information. The Smithsonian, for example, has a collection research centre online which you could contact for further information or use their search facility.
There are also some good starting points on the web if you do a Google search but, of course, you should be judicious in evaluating the reliability of the information.
Bruce Posted on 03 Dec 2013 5:44 AM
While in Florida, picked up one -complete like photo for $20.00 in Arcadia, FL, west of Sebring. Casting mark is missing the 'i' in mountain, no other marks or casting numbers or serial numbers.
Mark Posted on 27 Feb 2014 1:57 AM
I have a White Mountain Apple peeler and trying to figure out the age. Has a D after the USA and on flip side has four dots (I've seen some with roman numerals. is there a way to tell? Thanks

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