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Object ID # 1991.054.003
Object Name Grinder, Valve
Title Hand-Lapped Automotive Valve Grinder
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description 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.
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/Rubber
Dimensions L-30.7 Dia-2.7 cm
Found Durham, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Walsh, J. Leonard
Sweeney, Patrick
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]