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Society: ASME Main Category: Sub Category: Era: 1940-1949 DateCreated: 1949 The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum Biloxi State: MS Zip: 39530 Country: USA Website:, Creator: Lapeyre, James Martial
The growth of the shrimp processing industry and its impact on local economies along the northern Gulf of Mexico, The U.S. West Coast and in more than forty other countries is largely attributable to the “machine that peels shrimp,” invented by sixteen year old James Martial Lapeyre from Houma, Louisiana,. The current Laitram Machinery Model A Automatic Shrimp Peeler is virtually identical to the first unit that was put into commercial use in 1949. Each machine peels approximately 1,000 pounds of shrimp an hour, ranging in size from 10 to 200 count per pound.
Image Credit: Courtesy ASME Image Caption: Lapeyre Automatic Shrimp Peeling Machine Era_date_from: 1949
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