Fully Restored & Complete "Reading Hardware Company" General Store Tobacco Cutter Marked on both sides of Cutter Frame Arches. Pat'd 1880.

Fully Restored General Store Tobacco Cutter Marked on both sides of arches "Reading Hardware Company & Standard Tobacco Knife". Really Nice Axe Head Medallion on Cutter Pivot, and Brass Cutter base block.

This is the Only "Reading,Pa " that I've ever seen which Still Retains it's Original Cast Iron Swing-Out 6 inch Scale !

This is where the Term "To Cut a Plug of Tobacco" comes from !

Graduations of Cutting scale lines are Embossed on the cutter's scale : Each 1/2, and full inch mark up to 6 inches..

Embossed Underneath: "Reading Hdwr.Co. Pat'd Nov.2,1880 ."

Condition : Cast Iron has been Complete Disassembled,Stripped,Cleaned , and Repainted by a Professional Restoration Shop. Cast iron has normal overall pitting under the paint, but is without any cracks or chips, and has the 2 mounting beveled Eyelet Holes intact. Blade edge shows normal roughness, but has a Really Neat Brass Lower stationary block .

Measures 18 inches Long, and 4 Wide at Base. The Arch Frame is 6 inches High from base. The Cutter Arm is 14 3/8 inches long.

Weighs 8 Pounds and 3.9 Ounces.

Item ID: 2631

$140 $110 USD REDUCED

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