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Object Name Pitter, Fruit
Date 1866 patent
Description Cherry stoner. Hand-cranked cast iron machine on 4 legs. Raised inscription: "PAT'D NOV 17, 1863 MAY 15, 1866"
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History Cherry stoners removed the seeds from cherries without crushing the fruit. Some models had a regulating device which made it possible to adjust the machine for different sizes of cherries.
Earliest Date 1866
Latest Date 1880
Subjects Food preparation
Lexicon Sub-category Food Processing T&E
Catalog Number F06.2008
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
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