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#27 WhatsitWendyhamel 2018-04-18 17:38
A Kris’s Kross knife sharpener.
RAZOR BLADE SHARPENER STROPPER KRISS KROSS, as previously mentioned. I think you look at incorrect picture. Is not flexible metal pin holder for flowers. Explain, please, why a crank? Maybe to grind the flowers to a sharp edge.
#25 whatsitwednesda yFleaFan 2018-04-13 15:03
With all respect, that is NOT "a flexible metal pin holder for flowers". You must have posted the wrong photo. Please correct this!
#24 Answer from Kovelskovels.com 2018-04-13 12:17
We inadvertently posted the wrong answer. Most of you were correct. It’s a Kriss-Kross knife sharpener by Rhodes MFG Co. Patented- June 30, 1921.
#23 it's a measuring tapeveagle1964 2018-04-13 08:17
it's a measuring tape
#22 Whatsitwednesda yFutzas 2018-04-12 21:25
Is it some kind of animal trap?
#21 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!antqlvr 2018-04-12 19:17
It looks like one my Grampa had hanging beside his straight razor. So I'm going with the razor blade sharpener
#20 What's itbeachpud 2018-04-12 14:35
This is a razor blade sharpener from around WWII. I have one just like it. Don't know what to do with it.
#19 It's #whatsitwednesd ay!FLGdNbr 2018-04-12 12:51
Razor Blade Sharpener, Vintage 1920s Kriss Kross Stropper
#18 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!wndrpm2018 2018-04-12 12:36
Could it be a locking mechanism. That attachment bar is ??

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