Farm Collector

April 2013 Mystery Tool B

Do you recognize this tool?

This old farm tool measures about 3 inches by 2 inches by 2-3/4 inches. It is made of brass with a wood handle that resembles a file handle. The internal parts are made of steel. The shaft rotates when turned up; it moves a block the moves up and down. The block is slotted with two set screws to hold a saw blade or tool of some kind. It has a foot similar to that on a sewing machine.

If you recognize this mystery tool leave a comment below.

Check back here May 14 for the correct answer or find it in the June issue of Farm Collector.

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  • Published on Apr 12, 2013
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