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Object ID # 1991.021.004
Object Name Grinder, Valve
Title Hand-Cranked Valve Grinder
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 1920s?
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Hand-cranked valve grinder, 1920s. 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. A piece of wire is currently wrapped around this wooded knob. There is also a wooden knob handle to the crank which extends from the center of this cylinder. There is a thin shank that is tipped with a working end which would have once been attached to a small rubber cup.
Provenance Unknown provenance. Last belonged Gilbert Rice. Rice grew up in Massie, in Holland Township, Grey County. His father was George Rice. Gilbert became a mechanic and a member of the Bluewater branch of the Antique & Classic Car Club of Canada.
Collection Transportation, Automobiles & Equipment Collection
Material Metal/Wood
Dimensions W-9.2 L-25 D-12.5 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Rice, Gilbert