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Plano Knife Sharpener

A sickle bar knife grinder made for the Plano chain drive binders and mowers. Dates to after the 1890 move from Plano, IL to Chicago and before the 1902 formation of IHC. This example, from the Virginia Blue Ridge, appears complete except for a knife holder. Reciprocating action can be engaged by adjustable gear. Marked “Made by the Plano Mfg. Co., Chicago, USA”

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