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1800's cast iron hand crank tool three wheel leather weaver machine

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Tools and Hardware4397 of 6288Automobile Steel rims wire spoke heavy wheels brass grease capsHERE IS A DOOR STOPPER "UNCLE SAM" "ADDED NEW PIC."
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Posted 4 years ago


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Very unique hand operated grinding device for sharping or grinding

Leather weaver tool for making horse bridals?

A cylinder elongated stone is used

Three positions of the stone

Mystery Solved


  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 years ago
    To make a machine with so many radial gears, it must be for sharpening something important. That's my approach anyway. The handle obviously controls the stone. Jar-head, you came up with a good one here & I will probably be cursing you tomorrow because of loss of sleep. Too elaborate for sharpening axes. This is a good example of why I should get out of CW & develope a good sleep pattern. My guess is that this machine cost a lot more than what it was designed to sharpen.
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    Very interesting piece!
    Could you remove picture 3 & replace it with a side view with the sharpening stone down near the base, as it is in picture 4.
    That would be the working position, the small pivoting handle most likely held the part that was sharpened up against the part that runs cross ways on the base.
    Is there decorative markings on that cross piece?
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    This is a harvester knife sharpener, patented July 28, 1885, by J.F. Webster & W.H. & C.F. Pease, of Elkhart, Indiana. Patent # 323244
  4. jar-head, 4 years ago
    Thank you for the info and the link on the sharpener walksoftly.
    I would have never found that out.

    I am going to post a couple of automobile steel rim wire spoke heavy wheels with hard rubber from the Durham rubber co and maybe you can help with info on these too

    Again many thanks

  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    You're most welcome jar-head. It took a bit of searching, but I had an idea that's what it was.
    B'buss can get some sleep now too!


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