Commercialy produced version of the Ashdown pineapple peeler; yellow plastic in original coloured cardboard and plastic packaging.
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food Preparation pineapple peeler
L238 x W206 x H55 mm
Steel (Metals - Ferrous)
Plastics (Synthetic Materials)
<on peeler> Pineapple \ Peeler \ ...makes eating \ fresh Pineapple \ a Real Pleasure \ Aust. Pat. No. 429.871 \ US.Pat.No.3.769.706 \ U.S. Des.Pat.No.233.303 \ Jap.Pat.Ap.No. 106743/72 \ Adjusting to any size Pineapple it peels and cores one slice \ at a time easily and quickly with no mess or waste \MADE IN AUSTRALIA\REKO PTY. LTD. \ 151 AWABA ST, LISAROW, N.S.W. 2251
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History and use
Ray Ashdown of Brisbane invented this pineapple peeler in 1971 after watching his wife cutting the peel off a pineapple before slicing it. He thought of a better way and took it to the "Inventors" programme on ABC television in 1972. It brought an enthusiastic response. The invention adjusts to any size of pineapple, peeling and coring one slice at a time. The peeler was developed, patented and manufactured and has been sold all over the world.
Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.