From the Crib to the Kitchen: Using Hand Crank Corn Shellers

Before the production and popularization of portable gas engines and other small, fuel-powered machines, the farmer (and the farm wife) often depended on human power, as demonstrated by the hand crank antique corn shellers in Rowe Garmon's collection.

A hand-crank grist mill, made by Root-Heath Mfg. Co., Plymouth, Ohio, from the Isler collection. (Root-Heath was manufacturer of the Silver King tractor.)