Allen Sherwood's 1874 patented corn sheller
Sherwood's patent for this sheller claimed the hollow hub and disk with the spring to allow the moving disk to adjust for the size of the ear. In final form, Sherwood built his sheller to be placed on top of a barrel.
A Sherwood sheller for sale
Sherwood's 1875 ad in
Moore's Rural New Yorker
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Richard Van Vleck