I received quite a few comments when I posted about my grandmothers pear peeler and corer last week. I received a comment yesterday that I waned to post for those of you interested.
“THE PEAR PEELER AND THE STEMER-CORER HAVE BEEN MADE BY A.D.COWDREY COMPANY SINCE THE EARLY 50′S. IF YOU WOULD LOOK AT OUR WEB SITE adcowderey.com You can order them. We are in the process of closing the business so hurry. john h”
Thanks John for letting us know. Here is the link to the peeler and corer. http://www.adcowdrey.com/grape.htm
So, if you found them interesting and useful enough to buy one, you still can. It is too bad they are closing the company though. I guess there just is not the demand anymore for tools like this.
I am not sure that my tools were made by this company, the time if off. My grandmother did cannery work in the 40′s not 50′s. But even if this company did not make the ones that I have, the items they offer now seem to be the same idea. If I canned a lot of pears I would definitely order one of these tools new.
Thanks for all your comments on that post I am glad everyone found that post interesting.