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Posted 10 months ago


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This cool little tool is 4"h x 4.5"l x 2"w
It cuts three 1" slits into soft material such as cloth or paper.
Hand painted gold stripes on both sides.
There are no marks, words, or patent info - nothing to help with the Identification.

I'll bet someone out there knows what it is.

Mystery Solved


  1. Alan2310 Alan2310, 10 months ago
    Most likely a check protector, prevent to add anything to an already write check.
    Protect the beginning of a sentence ex; by adding those 3 embossed line to the beginning of one thousand dollar on a check( no one could add twenty in front)
    This look to be an early one, any marking on it.

  2. racer4four racer4four, 10 months ago
    No idea, but interesting!
  3. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 10 months ago
    Also three slits would be made at the end of a legal document so nothing else could be written and a tag seal would be attached. Perhaps it's use.

    T A
  4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 10 months ago
    It 'looks' like a stapler. But a stapler wouldn't put three holes/slices...
  5. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 10 months ago
    I just have to add, I don't think I've ever seen TubeAmp be wrong...he's just got it like that! ;) I need him on my team over here!!!
  6. Gillian, 10 months ago
  7. AntiqueTypewriters AntiqueTypewriters, 10 months ago
    I'm pretty sure this is a Revenue Stamp Mutilator.
  8. Mystaplers Mystaplers, 10 months ago
    That is exactly what it is. This is a early 20th century Revenue Stamp Mutilator. Thank you for your help.

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