Need a bit of light relief after recent events?
I've admired these apple peelers ever since I first saw one - if you've never seen them before watch the video below!
They were first patented by D. H. Goodell in 1867 and nearly 150 years later it still blows my mind!
The beauty, simplicity and elegance of this machine raise the hairs on the back of my neck. It's almost magical.
For more information than you could possibly want, check out the Apple Parer Museum.
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Hi I'm Mat and I'm addicted to new hobbies. I used to think this was a bad thing but now I'm embracing it.
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