Vintage ENTERPRISE 16 CHERRY STONER Hand Crank Pitter! - eBay (item 310015486698 end time Jan-23-08 18:53:58 PST)
This vintage metal kitchen tool is heavy as cast iron, but silver in color and embossed, "16 Cherry Stoner, Enterprise Phila. U.S.A." It has a big screw to clamp it to a table or counter edge.
I don't know what the 16 stands for. The year it was made? I researched on eBay and found another model similar to this but with an extra part. It came out in 1917.
I think you feed cherries into the big chute, turn the crank to squeeze them through a small opening and they come out the little chute. Do the pits come out with the mashed cherries or stay in the first chute? I don't know.
The crank turns easily as does the clamp screw. The silvery finish has much patina.
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