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    Posted 10 years ago

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    Cast iron and wood handle
    Folds flat or opens up
    Teeth on wide edge
    Sharp spike on moveable piece with spikes

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    1. tom61375, 10 years ago
      Looks like an old carpet layers tool. But could be for something else
    2. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 years ago
      I think tom called it, it looks like a carpet stretcher.
    3. Meemawsherryd, 10 years ago
      Thanks tom61375 I looked it up and that's what it is

    4. tom61375, 10 years ago
      You are very welcome. These old tools are keepers, a great relic from yester-years ago! =)
    5. rogerww, 9 years ago
      I saw one of these at an antique fair last weekend and it appeared to be much too flimsy to be a carpet stretcher. One end has multiply teeth like you might see on a carpet stretcher but the other has a single tooth that would gouge whatever it was digging into if significant force was put on it.
      What is the source of the carpet stretcher identification?
    6. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      US patent 178593,1876&hl=en&sa=X&ei=VG_YU8-QG9GNyAS3voDoBQ&ved=0CB8Q6wEwAA
    7. rogerww, 9 years ago
      Thanks walksoftly, hard to argue with a patent; although it still seems like lousy design.
    8. aghcollect aghcollect, 9 years ago
      1876 - you can only imagine what the improvement was

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