I will not buy anymore tools...
- 6 Nov 2009
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Good on ya for playing along on this one....
It's actually a button hole cutter by F.C. LEYPOLDT of Philadelphia. PA.
Patent dates for 1860 & 1865
Lovely bit of kit, if you swap out the brass anvil you can adjust the length of the slit.
Cheers AndyThis buttonhole cutter was patented in 1860 and was recently found in a box of woodworking tools. It is exactly as found, has no damage, rust or pitting and has not been cleaned. The black japanning iwww.worthpoint.com
Spill the beans Andy! What are they then!