Nature Meets New Inventions

#OTD  It was on this day in 1788, that the self-taught tinkerer Thomas Blanchard was born. 
 
At the tender age of 13, Blanchard created a mechanical way to pare apples with a wire gauge.
 
 
 
 
 


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Thomas Blanchard
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