This glove can be used for husking as well as shelling corn. A plate, B, of leather, metal, or any other suitable material, armed with pins as teeth, is secured to the palm of the glove or mitten, C. In our engraving, Fig. 1 represents the husking operation, which is performed by grasping the butt-end of the ear with the left hand, and pressing the right hand, on which is the glove, against the small end of the husk, and by slightly turning the right hand, the husk is opened, and can be readily pulled down, the glove protecting the hand against soreness. Fig. 2 shows the glove when off the hand. On shelling, the grains are readily detached by the action of the pins of the plate upon the corn. A knife, A, which is pivoted to the plate in the manner of a pocket-knife blade, and which can be folded into a recess of said plate, if required, serves to cut off the butts of the ears to facilitate the operation of husking. The device appears to be very useful and quite ingenious. It was invented, and patented Jan. 8, 1858, by Emil Cohen, of Washington, D. C, who will give any desired particulars.
This article was originally published with the title "Cohen's Husking and Shelling Glove"