We have run across a few different types of cherry pitters over the years. Here you will find some photos, brief descriptions and maybe a few videos of them. Many, many versions of cherry pitters have been developed and sold over the years. Some of these may still be available (we'll try to let you know if they are) while others have been out of production for years. A few may be found at thrift stores, auctions or on websites like Ebay. Enjoy!
This spider-like cherry pitter was reportedly patented back in the mid to late 1800s. It is made of cast iron and has a large hand-crank on the side.
The antique cherry pitter pictured below is very simple. A hinge allows the two "pit pokers" to punch the pits right out of the cherry.