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Black Hawk Corn Sheller 1803 A

Display: Farm to Fork
Culinary Technique: separation

Date: c. 1900

Manufacturer: A. H. Patch

Location: Clarksville, Tennesee

Dimensions: 17" h x 8" w x 7" d

The Black Hawk Corn Sheller was popular for removing corn kernels from the cob. The sheller mounted easily on a box, adjusted for various sizes of corn, and efficiently shelled ear corn for next year's seed. The kernels fell into the box and the cob was expelled out the side to a collection pail. Corn cobs were often used as fuel for cookstoves.