Jul 4, 2009

Mystery Solved

A big "thank you" to Ron White, Chairman of the Midwestern Tool Collectors Association's "What is it" Committee for his reply to an email I sent him last week based on a comment I received. He was able to solve the mystery of what the heck this thing is in one sentence or less.

Ron tells me that this is a Cunningham Saw Set, and was used to set teeth on band saws. The unit was manufactured in Worcester, MA in the late 1800's. This tool sold for about $7.00 in 1895. It went for $3.00 in a garage sale in Phillips a month ago.

Pretty cool, but although I now know what it is, I need to study up on how it works.

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