December 2015 Mystery Tool E

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Do you recognize this tool?

Marked “D. Lowentraut” on one side; “Territories For Sale By S.J. Johnston, Leesburg, VA Pat’d May 1801” on the other. Has 3/8-inch slot on top of head; V-slot in one side of jaw; pipe grip opposite. Butterfly adjusting screw to head. Loosen knob on bottom for handle position with gear teeth to lock. Screwdriver extends from bottom. Marked “20H Century” on both sides.

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