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Object ID # 1997.036.001
Object Name Grinder, Valve
Title Valve Grinding Tool
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date c. 1912+
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Valve-grinding tool (automotive tool). This valve-grinding tool is somewhat reminiscent of a bit brace (one operates it by using hand power). It has a wooden knob handle at the top of a broad cylinder. There is also a wooden knob handle to the crank which extends from the center of this cylinder. The name and patent information is stamped in tiny letters on the crank handle. "Albert" is visible on it. There is a thin shank that is tipped with a working end that is shaped like a small, concave cup.
Makers mark Impressed on crank handle "Albert" and patent information
Provenance The name "Albert" is present, along with the patent dates of April, 1909 and May, 1912. The person to whom this refers is unknown.

Provenance unknown. Last belonged to
Gilbert Rice, a longtime mechanic, who used to work for the Owen Sound Fire Department, and resided at Owen Sound, Grey County. His father was a blacksmith in Massie, Grey County.

Collection Transportation, Automobiles & Equipment Collection
Material Meta/Wood/Plastic
Dimensions L-39.5 D-7.3 Dia-9 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County