Posted 7 years ago
Anybody know what this tool is? I got it with another tool from c1860 - a combination square made by J. R. Brown & Sharpe. It looks like an early stapler, but there isn't a staple housing. It appears to be a trimmer of sorts. When you squeeze the handle the section below the hand pulls back and opens a diamond shaped hole. The hole is open to the top of the front support. It could be either wire or wood was threaded through the top, and when a section was needed, the handle would be squeezed, the section inserted, and when the the handle was released it would snip the wood or wire???? Can anyone help?