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March 10, 1958: Latest in pear peelers

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July 09, 2017

A piece worker at the Ardmona cannery is seen here placing pears on the cup of the factory's latest pear peeling machine.

The unit operates on a lathe principle, "buzzing" the skin from the fruit as it rotates against a staggered series of stationary blades.

A new line of these American machines will go into operation this week. 

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