Lead cutter, 18th century
Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004
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Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004

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probably Philadelphia
Iron, steel, and brass; H. 2 in. (5.0 cm), W. 6 in. (15.3 cm)
Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Collection (Philadelphia, Pa.), C - I - 9
This heavy, cast-iron implement was used by printers for cutting slugs or spacing materials used in setting type.
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