Central and South Georgia Rural Scenes - randalldavisphotography

A hand-powered mechanism used for removing kernels of dried corn from the cob. This one is a Black Hawk Sheller manufactured with cast iron by A.H. Patch in Nashville, Tennessee, 1903. As the handle was turned dried shucked corn ears were fed into the hopper and corn kernels, and the cob without kernels, fell into the box. As essential as corn was to rural lifestyles the advent of this mechanism was a tremendous labor saving device.

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