Antique RED CHIEF Corn Sheller Pat'd 1899 Gaisser's

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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 09, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

EXCELLENT CONDITION! This is a nice old Corn Sheller marked "RED CHIEF" on the hopper, and "17" below the crankshaft. The wheel is marked "GAISSER'S IMPROVED CORN SHELLER MFG'D BY THE RED CHIEF MFG CO LOUISVILLE KY PAT. NOV. 26, 95, AND NOV. 28, 99."

It measures about 10" tall, 8½" wide and about 8½ deep. The S-shaped portion of the handle extends 9" from the crankshaft, and the wooden handle portion is 4½' long. The separating wheel is about 7½" in diameter.

Other than being a little dirty (being sold as it was found), t does not appear to be any damage and it even includes what appear to be the original mounting brackets, and some of the original red paint. One of the bolts for the mounting brackets appears to be original or close to it, but the other one is much newer. T are no broken teeth on the separating wheel. The wood handle is well worn but still intact, and appears to be original.

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Someone posed the question about damage because the picture showed what looked like a crack between two pieces. It is actually w two original molded pieces join together with a bolt. I have attached additional photos of the area in question. Thank you!