Answers to June 2009 Mystery Tools

What-Is-It?

An unusual bunion stretcher from the collection of Erwin Fullerton, South Woodstock, Vt.
C. An unusual bunion stretcher from the collection of Erwin Fullerton, South Woodstock, Vt. “Some tools had a latch on the end of the handle to hold it closed,” he notes. “I have one of these plus a rarer one (above) embossed with ‘New Ball & Ring Patd Oct. 30-17.’”
Erwin Fullerton