Peelers, Parers, Pitters and Other Labor-Saving Tools

Early labor-saving tools made of iron helped make kitchen chores not only easier, but quicker.

Sinclair Scott peeler
This peeler, made by Sinclair Scott Co., Baltimore, Md., has a round rotating blade at the top. Note the number of toothed wheels to reduce and change speed of rotation on this model.
Photo courtesy George Wanamaker