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The Young American Corn Sheller

From the Rural New Yorker, 1857

This is one of the most perfect and compact hand shellers we have ever examined. It shells very rapidly, requiring far less power than any similar machine, and is withal cheaper than any other sheller. It shells both small and large ears without change of gearing. The proprietors claim that it can be propelled with perfect ease by a boy eight or ten years of age, and shell as fast as the ears can possibly be supplied by hand - and this too, for hours without intermission.

The proprietors of the patent, Messrs Collins and Whyte, have these shellers on exhibition and in operation in Baker's block, this city, and will exhibit one or more at the State Fair, in Buffalo.

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