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Object Name Sheller, Corn
Catalog Number 1990.14.20
Date ca. 1890
Material(s) Wood, cast iron
Dimensions H-39.5 W-18.5 D-30 inches
Description This is a corn sheller. It has a wooden frame with enclosed sides and lid. There are four legs with crossbars at the feet. The top and sides are painted red and the frame is painted black. There are cast iron feeders in the lid and on one side. There is a fan pattern cast into the plate at the side feeder. There is a crank mounted in a bearing on the frame which drives a gear mechanism including a flywheel on the opposite side to power a cast iron toothed wheel inside. It has a belt driven blower on the bottom which separates corn from cobs as they fall out the bottom.
Notes From the Lawrence County farm of the Gambill family operated by Dr. Henry H. Gambill, his twin brother Dr. John Gambill, and Henry's son Charles(the donor). The farm operated from the early 1800s through the 1940s, although the tools only span from the 1870s through the 1940s. See file.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Corn
Lawrence County
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS