The Davenport Collection
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Novelty wooden apple containing a ‘hidden’ drawer

The novelty of the apple is the way in which the drawer opens, and the mechanism which keeps the drawer closed. To open it, pull on the leather stalk and the drawer pops open, aided by a small spring at its back. When the drawer is pushed back into the apple, it has to be pushed past a small spring loaded wedge which then clicks back into position to hold the drawer in. The act of pulling on the stalk lifts the wedge out of the way, so allowing the drawer to open. The apple is beautifully made by Dave Barber in Pershore, England.

Item Details

Size Height of apple excluding stalk is 65mm.
Date Purchased new 27 August 2022
Key Phrases
Ref no N2984