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    Posted 2 years ago

    has_been18
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    I have talked with all the old timers here. One guessed it is a cheese slicer for slicing block cheese. It's heavy 3 pounds and about 8" wide.
    Anyone know what it is?

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    1. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      My first thoughts looking at the pics tended to be more of a "metal bending/shaping" thing, but that's only from the pics -- otherwise complete and total guessing on my part. Does it actually have anything attached to it that looks like it might have once been a sharpened cutting edge and if so, which part??
    2. Onedtent, 2 years ago
      Cheese slicer would use a thin wire as a cutter.
    3. Congcu, 2 years ago
      Is it all made of metal? A photo of the bottom and back would be helpful.
    4. has_been18, 2 years ago
      Congcu, thanks for the response. I added a photo of the bottom of the tool. The cutting blade opening is adjustable like the blade of a plane. Also the arm the roller is on, swings up and down so the roller will ride on anything going through the cutter.
    5. has_been18, 2 years ago
      Maybe it was designed to attach to a table with a hole in it so the cuttings would fall through the table into a receptacle. There are holes for bolting it to a table.
    6. has_been18, 2 years ago
      Yes it is all steel and cast iron.
    7. lptools, 2 years ago
      Is it me, or does it look like the item is upside down in the photos? Or like it is hanging from the ceiling????
    8. has_been18, 2 years ago
      When I upload photos here they get turned 180 degrees. The two arms are fixed; they hold the roller part which swings to allow material to go through the cutter. I am sure it is a cutter of some kind. But what? The cutter is seen in the 2nd and 3rd photos.
    9. has_been18, 2 years ago
      The two round head screws attach the cutting blade; the two recessed screws attach the base that feeds material into the cutting blade.

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