About this objectThe 'Invicta' Potato Peeler comprises a drum with a rough plate inside on the bottom for removing the skin from the potatoes. The apparatus is driven by a hand crank on the right hand side.
The Potato Peeler is a very important object in the Fairbridge Collection. It is remembered well by the boys and girls who used it to peel potatoes in the kitchen for each meal. It was called Spud.
With so many mouths to feed at Fairbridge Farm peeling potatoes was time consuming and labour intensive. New technologies such as this potato peeler made lighter work in the kitchen.
MakerHenry Berry & Co Pty Ltd
Date Made c 1940
Place MadeMelbourne Australia
Medium and MaterialsCast iron, steel, timber
Inscription and MarksRaised in metal on door
'INVICTA / HENRY BERRY / & Co Pty Ltd/ MELBOURNE'
Engraved on brass plaque 'SPUD /Restored & Donated / by / Beverly & Stewart /Holder / FAIRBRIDGE FARM MUSEUM'