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    Posted 5 months ago

    hotairfan
    (334 items)

    Here's a grindstone, probably from the late 1800's or early 1900's. It has a name tag on the cast iron frame, but I can't make the name out.
    I see others on the internet that are similar to this one and they are all "Millers Falls" brand. I do believe that this too is a Millers Falls grinder.
    It is held on three legs, probably to keep it level and prevent it from being wobbled during use.
    You can use the foot treadle or the hand crank to operate it.
    It has a plugged drain hole in the water tray to lube the ground item, then you take the plug out to drain the water out, preventing rust and stone corrosion.
    With the pin striping, and the nice paint job, it makes a nice display in our foyer.

    I wanted to list something today so I could have the opportunity to wish all of my friends on Collector's Weekly a very
    "HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON and a PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.

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    1. lzenglish lzenglish, 5 months ago
      Another Great Old Treasure From You H-F, LOVE IT ! I will check my old Hardware Catalogs for a Visual Match.

      Happy Holidays to You, and CW.

      LZ
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 months ago
      Millers Falls made some nice old tools. I haven't been there since the late 70's but there used to be a huge discount store along one of the canals where you could buy about anything and very inexpensively. This is a nice looking item fit to be on show. Thanks much for sharing it with us and a Merry & Safe holiday season to you and yours.
    3. lzenglish lzenglish, 5 months ago
      Yes Sir's, I also found it to be a "Millers Falls", by Visual ID. The look-a-like i found has Millers Falls Stenciled across the wheel housing.

      LZ
    4. lzenglish lzenglish, 5 months ago
      Link......https://shop.tsprof.com/blog/info/HISTORY_OF_THE_DEVELOPMENT_OF_SHARPENING_DEVICES/
    5. lzenglish lzenglish, 5 months ago
      try this one.

      https://shop.tsprof.com/blog/info/HISTORY_OF_THE_DEVELOPMENT_OF_SHARPENING_DEVICES/
    6. hotairfan hotairfan, 5 months ago
      Yep, you are correct Izenglish, The Millers Falls looks just like my grinder. Thanks for the response and to good folks connected to CW... Happy Holidays.
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 months ago
      Remember them and brings back memories.

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