Mystery Gadget 1


What is this apparatus, sold in 1928? Register your guess. Then: Find the answer here.

And you can still buy one on eBay.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 15, 2011
     Category: Technology | 1920s

Had me stumped but while looking for the original price tag on this I found a clip on YouTube of the thing in action!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/15/11 at 12:17 PM
Well done, Expat! That YouTube poster is going to wonder why he's getting a sudden influx of hits!
Posted by Paul on 08/15/11 at 12:37 PM
Likewise KDP, I was inclined to guess a knife sharpener at first. So I will say it cuts leather. gonna check the link now.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/15/11 at 12:51 PM
This one was easy, a mechanical strop. My grandfather actually had one of a different brand but similar construction. He claimed he could get a month out of a single double edge blade by using it.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 08/15/11 at 02:37 PM
My GA brethren have failed to properly represent. Lest ye not forget their can be only one true Kris Kross.
Posted by Pablo on 08/17/11 at 10:36 PM
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