Iron and wood apple peeler with gearings.


In the late 19th century, the industrial revolution led to the development of a multitude of specialized handheld kitchen tools like this apple peeler. In the early 20th century, electric versions of the same appliances began to appear: coffee grinders, meat grinders, mixers, ice cream makers and more.

Apple peeler, 1898
United States
Iron, wood, 17 x 12 x 30 cm
Musée de la civilisation, 90-2813