Posted 4 years ago
This is a lovely, heavy piece of cast iron ... something. The antique dealer I bought it from didn’t know what it was either. I’ve done a lot of internet searching and am no closer to solving the mystery than when I started.
Several people have suggested that it’s an embosser, but the plates on the jaws don’t come off. When I press a piece of paper in the jaws, I get a fine diamond pattern that’s of no real use to me.
If you can identify this, I’ll be forever grateful. I don’t have much to offer in return. Well, I will happily send you some 100% cotton, handknit dishcloths if you’d like. Really!
Any info you have, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your time!