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The Dollar Mower Knife Sharpener

A whetstone holder, patented Oct 28, 1879, by Charles Currier, of Independence, Ohio. This device was offered in a catalog of the Whitman & Barnes Co. as the "Dollar Mower Knife Sharpener". They state: This practical device, weighing but a few pounds, can be carried on the machine. No water required - will not glaze. Anybody capable of driving a team can sharpen a mower knife alone. The labor being light, the farmer will keep sharper knives, thus lessening the draft of his horses and save many trips to the machine shop. As its name implied, it sold for $1 and extra stones were 40 cents each. 17 inches long, marked "pat 1879", in very fine condition, with the wood handle retaining its original black paint.

Price: $70 ppd in U.S.
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