Apple Slicer and Press rebuild Project.

This is an Americus Junior apple slicer and press built by the Whitman Agricultural Company.  The patent date on the slicer mechanism is 1872.  The owner’s brought it to me freshly powder coated and in need of a new wood frame, bucket and hopper.  With it came some rough sawn oak lumber.  I rebuilt the whole thing, gave it a few coats of mineral oil, and sent it on to be put to good use.  Maybe it will last for another 140+ years.