In a House Divided, 1850-1890
Objects Cherry pitter, 1880-1900
Cherry pitter, 1880-1900

Made by Goodell Co., Antrim, NH
Cast iron, wood

Simple mechanical devices such as this cherry pitter were designed and perfected during the late 1800s. Advertised as "The Family Cherry Stoner," this pitter--intended to remove the stone without squashing the fruit--was popular but probably did not save much labor in the kitchen.

Gift of Mary E. Young (701935)

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