|Object ID #||1991.054.003|
|Object Name||Grinder, Valve|
|Title||Hand-Lapped Automotive Valve Grinder|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
Hand-lapped automotive valve grinder. This valve grinder is wooden, with a dowel-like shank. The handle is concentrically-ringed in order to provide grip when grinding. There is a small, black, rubber cup on the working end.
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|
|Dimensions||L-30.7 Dia-2.7 cm|
|Found||Durham, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County|
Walsh, J. Leonard
|Function||A hand-powered device for valve grinding. The rubber end and some valve grinding compound are used on the valve faces. The concentrically-ringed handle is rapidly rubbed between one's hands in order to grind. "Hand-lapped" means that something is dressed, smoothed or polished (as a metal surface) to a high degree of refinement or accuracy. [see "Lapping" in Webster's 9th New Collegiate Dictionary]|