Antique mitre box mfg and other weird tool ... What is it

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  1. popthree

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    I'm trying to find out what brand and age mitre box I have here...im not familiar with the mfg and cant read the label.

    And the other tool appears to be a cutter of some kind...no idea what for though....very heavy device


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    Looks like an nupolarized undercounted Vertigrater.
    But, I maybe wrong.

    It held something in place, that is for sure.
    Possibly for measuring and marking purposes.

    Honestly, I don't know.
     
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    Baloney slicer
     
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    Try Google image search ...
     
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    Judging from the mechanism on the handle, it looks like it was designed to cut, stamp, or otherwise squish something where leverage is required.
     
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    I would guess a thin sheet metal cutter (shears).?
    I don't recognize the logo on the miter box.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that your miter box is from Craftsman based on that partially legible label.

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    No idea what the other cutter was designed for, but I believe it is used in conjunction with this:

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    I have essentially that same mitre box. It came from my grandfather and I think it was old when he got it it. The saw with the set is probably 3 feet long

    Could the other gizmo be a shear to precisely trim the end of a cut? I have seen modern ones in framing shops
     
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    Ahh I recognize that cutter thing they have one at our local music store, its for taking off a finger if you play Sweet Child of Mine
     
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    Could be. It looks like it sits on the edge of a table or bench, and the strip on the surface that is perpendicular to the handle assembly appears to be there to ensure square cuts.
     
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    I believe it to be a paper guillotine of sorts.
    I have no authority or credentials in this area but that's what it looks like. Does it have a blade under the lever?
     
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    That was my first thought as well, but the handle looks to have some kind of leverage multiplier going on (which isn’t necessary for single sheets of paper), and the guide strip isn’t tall enough for a bundle of paper, so possibly a tin or sheet metal cutter? However, it would seem that years of cutting metal would’ve worn the finish off of the surface...
     
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    Yeah Craftsman...ok cool. It was my grand dad's...been in my attic for awhile and I forgot I had it.

    The mystery tool is something I picked up at a garage sale for 2 bucks. The guy I got it from didnt know its origin...but he had used it to cut linoleum flooring.
     
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    could be a molding cutter, as used in a frame shop -- picture frames. They use some sort of paper-cutter looking thing rather than a miter box for corner cuts sometimes.
     
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    Shingle cutter, used to use them on asbestos siding.

    There should be a little metal nub on the arm somewhere. That was for punching nail holes.

    EDIT: More accurately, a shingle break. It actually snapped them off rather than cutting through them.

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    What we called a "guillotine"
     
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    As to the cutter, it's definitely vintage Craftsman. I am also going to say it is an asbestos tile cutter. The other tool is clearly a miter box.
     
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