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Posted 5 years ago


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Another couple of garage sale finds, some days the planets just align and the scores roll in!
I never even seen a bean cutter before, and wish I had one back on the farm when we'd help for hours cleaning the bean harvest!
Always thought the apple corer/peelers were neat also, very primitive looking!
It's beginning to look like the start of another collection!!


  1. pickrknows pickrknows, 5 years ago
    Hi Amy, the pic does'nt show it well, but it would screw clamp to the side of your pot, and away you go. The size would likely depend on how fast you shove the bean in. I have'nt tried, I'm a knife guy myself!@ By the time you'd get this set-up, I'd have the beans already stemmed& sliced!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    We had one of the bean cutters at home in the 50's here in Sydney Australia. It was not two settings. You could load two beans at a time and keep the process going; as one went through the other was waiting to be cut and you'd enjoy keeping the flow going without interruption. The ten pounds of peas that we bought each Saturday had to be peeled by hand: a task that my sister and I did not particularly enjoy while watching Laurel & Hardy on TV ....... after 1956.
  3. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    Great pieces! I've spent many fall days as a kid cranking one of those apple peelers. However, the bean cutter is a new one to me. We never cut beans, just popped off the stems, pulled any strings and broke them by hand. Does it cut them into pieces across the bean or is does it cut them lengthwise as 'french cut' type beans? I would just like to know so I can add that info to my mental rolodex. :-)
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    From memory it cut them on the diagonal.
  5. pickrknows pickrknows, 5 years ago
    Thanks everyone for the "loves"!!

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