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.

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From left: Combination grist mill and corn sheller; hand crank corn sheller with butter and tipper attachment; two-hole corn sheller.