I was recently given this small antique device that consists of a sheet steel frame and a pair of wooden rollers with a pair of short leather belts wrapped around them. One roller has a hand crank.
This came from Wayne Stanfield's estate in Cayucos, CA. He was a big Model T and Hupmobile guy but also a general antiques collector.
Any idea what I have?
As my Dad used to say..."I don't know what it is, but it sure looks like a good one!"
Early turn of the century finger pincher.
The V grooves indicate that it might have had a belt there so that the drums, and thus the leather parts, would rotate in the same direction. If this is so it might have been used to roll cigars or cigarettes. Just a guess.
My first thought was a cigarette roller. Reminds me of the old metal ones from the forties, fifties.
my first thought was to ring out socks then I thought the same as above, for rolling smokes.
People who roll their own have a dinky gadget in a little tin box that slips in the pocket. This won't slip in any pocket.
In pic 4 there is a slot in the end of the drum with the handle, looks like it is to trap something. Also a lever in a quadrant. Any chance of a photo of the underneath?
A line shaft leather belt splicer or thickness roller?
Pushtruck - 30 miles south of Hershey
As a retired Millwright i can tell you what ever it is,it has nothing to do with belt splicing either Clipper or Alligater. Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
Whatever it is, it's the best one I've seen!
Shirt collar starch press.
Ken in Texas
I agree with Ken
A shirt collar press.
I believe it's going to be a razor-blade sharpener. There would have a pulley belt on the two rollers so that they would turn at the same time. Could you post a photo of the bottom?
How would you fit a shirt in there?
Just the collar, kep. Shirts used to have detachable collars.
The one pictured in the link looks industrial like a portable set of rollers for bending small iron?? Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
A roll of one ply toilet paper came in from each side and was combined to make 2 ply T P.
In tough economic times it could turn the 2 ply back into 1 ply to save money by turning the crank in the opposite direction.
Good one Tom. I like yours the best.
In hard time you are suppose to use both sides of the toilet paper
YOU DON'T NEED THAT TO SAVE MONEY ON TOILET PAPER, JUST USE BOTH SIDES
Each person uses 2 sheets of TP in hard times. One to wipe and one to clean their nails.
Dallas,Next time i visit i'll be the fat old guy sporting two rolls!!!Bud,Wheeler,Mi.