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Object ID # 1991.054.004
Object Name Grinder, Valve
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 1920s?
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Hand-lapped automotive valve grinder. This valve grinder has a dark, wooden handle and a straight shank. A convex slotted screw and a square nut hold two pivoting pieces to the shank. These pivoting pieces have two teeth each.
Provenance Belonged to J. Leonard Walsh, who owned an Imperial Oil garage in Dornoch, Grey County, starting in the 1920s. Passed to his nephew, Patrick Sweeney, who later worked with him in the garage. James Leonard Walsh died on June 5, 1986, in his 92nd year. He is buried at St. Paul's Cemetery in Grey County.
Collection Transportation, Automobiles & Equipment Collection
Material Wood/Metal
Dimensions L-36.1 Dia-2.4 cm
Found Durham, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Walsh, J. Leonard
Sweeney, Patrick
Function This is a hand-powered valve grinder. The teeth on the pivoting pieces fit into holes in the valve. The handle is rapidly rubbed between one's hands in order to grind the valve. Valve grinding compound would be used too.