What is a Corn Sheller?

Title

What is a Corn Sheller?

Subject

Farming, corn sheller

Description

Discussion of a corn sheller from the collections of the Texarkana Museums System.

Creator

Texarkana Museums System

Format

wmv

Transcription

"...We had what you call a corn sheller, where we didn't shell in our hands 'cause we'd shell so much on the hand, your hand would just burn and get glixters, so finally we got a hold of a corn sheller. Shuck the corn and then drop the corn over in there and turn it like a crank, lik an ice cream freezer. It would just spin the ear of corn around 'til all the grans come off the cob and we'd shell maybe about 50 or 75 pounds. We had to shell at least 75 pounds in order to get 50 pounds of it ground up for our own use, and uh, the other 25 pounds went for the toll of grinding the meal..."

Original Format

audio recording

Duration

00:01:04

Producer

Texarkana Museums System

Files

Collection

Citation

Texarkana Museums System, “What is a Corn Sheller?,” Texarkana Museums System Archives, accessed December 1, 2020, https://tmsarchives.omeka.net/items/show/85.