NEVER FAIL Cast Iron Corn Sheller # 8 Root-Heath Mfg.Co

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  • Sold Date: Aug 10, 2008
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NEVER FAIL Cast Iron Corn Sheller #8 / mfg. by The Root-Heath Mfg. Co. Plymouth

This is from a 150 year old farm in Minnesota

It is missing one of the original clamps a piece of metal on to make it work.

Size: 10 x 11 inches plus handle

The Root Brothers Company was founded by Clayton F. and George A. Root in Medina , Ohio , to manufacture and sell such items as shoe repair kits and horse harnesses. The business grew and ran out of space at the Medina facility. The Root brothers were buying castings from a foundry in Plymouth , a small town in north central Ohio , and heard of a two-story brick building that was standing empty near the foundry. The village of Plymouth offered the building to the Root brothers as an inducement to move their operation to Plymouth .

George A. Root opted not to make the move, selling his share to Charles E. Heath, who had married Clayton Root's daughter. The move was made in 1895, and in 1904, the Root Brothers Co. became the Root-Heath Manufacturing Company, and began building hardware items such as corn shelters, grist mills and lawn mower sharpening machines, in addition to the cobbler's tools.

Corn shellers. A catalog issued by the Fate-Root-Heath Company shortly after the 1919 merger lists four hand corn shellers. The top of the line was the R-H model, which was finished in red and gold, and
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