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Discussion Board - Re: taking dried corn off the cob

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10-28-2012 15:21:43

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I have a corn sheller that looks just like the one on this link and it works great. I made a wooden box that holds about a bushel that the sheller clamps onto. Our kids think it is great fun to help out with the shelling. I'm shocked by the price of this unit, though. I bought mine from a guy in our antique tractor club for one tenth this amount. These new ones (and the one I have) are reproductions of units that have been around for many years. I once saw one that looked nearly identical labeled as a David Bradley which probably would have been from the 30's or 40's.

One disadvantage of a small sheller like this is that it obviously has no fan like larger units. This allows chaff from the cob to end up in your grain. For what I use it for this doesn't matter; our animals don't seem to mind!

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10-28-2012 17:51:47

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 Re: taking dried corn off the cob in reply to Brendon-KS, 10-28-2012 15:21:43  
that's great, that's exactly what i'd like to find. all the ones i've seen were much larger, made into a wooden "table," they kind of resemble an old singer foot powered sewing machine or something, i guess they had a box underneath to catch the corn.

the tractor club i belong to has a swap meet this weekend, i'll have to keep my eyes open and maybe i can find one.

thanks for all the replies!

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