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Antique Root-Heath Never Fail Cast Iron Corn Sheller, Husker Shucker 1904-1919

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Date Of Creation
Region Of Origin
US, Non-specific region
Naive, Primitive
Original/ Reproduction
Size Type/ Largest Dimension
Small (Up to 14'')
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Dealer or Reseller
Good - average wear

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These are actually a corn sheller, (removes the corn kernels from the cob), but I noticed a lot of sellers call them a husker or shucker, (A husker or shucker is one that removes the husk, usually by hand, but there was a tool made that you held in your hand to slit the husk with).

Okay, trivia over.

Looks to be in good condition.
Other than turning the crank, it is un-tested by me.
These were manufactured between 1904 and 1919.
In 1904 The Root Brothers Co. became the Root-Heath Mfg. Co.
In 1919, another company was added, resulting in the Fate-Root-Heath Co.

There was another sheller made around this time with the Heath name, (also from Plymouth), and was called the Ideal.<br>One sold here on eBay for $310 plus shipping,(without handle), (item # 160656611224.

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Priced $99.95. Categorized under Antiques >> Primitives. Date of Creation: 1900-1949, Region of Origin: US, Non-specific region, Style: Naive, Primitive, Material: Metal, Original/ Reproduction: Original, Size Type/ Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 14''), Signed?: Unsigned, Listed By: Dealer or Reseller, Condition: Good - average wear, Original/Reproduction: Original, Type: Metal/Ironwork. macleay These are actualy a corn sheler, (removes the corn kernels from the cob), but I noticed a lot of selers cal them a husker or shucker, (A husker or shucker is one that removes the husk, usualy by hand, but there was a tol made tha.