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Cherry Stoner No. 20

Display: Cutting Edge
Culinary Technique: separation

Date: c.1900

Manufacturer: New Standard Company

Location: Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

Dimensions: 12" h x 3" w x 9" d

This tool and the Pitter No. 50 removed the pit from a cherry using different methods. The crank handle on the Pitter No. 50 lifted and lowered the arm, which punctured the cherry in the cup below with its sharp point. This released the pit to fall through a hole in the cup, leaving the fruit behind. To use the No. 20 Stoner, the cook pushed down the spring-loaded plunger to slice the fruit positioned in the hole. The pit fell through the hole and the fruit moved into the cup, smaller than the No. 50's and shaped differently.