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Antique Kent's Knife Cleaning, Polishing & Sharpening Wheel with Original Labels

$1,395

About

This antique Victorian knife cleaning and sharpening machine was made by Kent's of London England in circa 1880 in the period Victorian style. The machine is composed of two sharpening stones in a solid oak case with a heavy cast handle and sits on a heavy cast base. The top of the cleaning machine has multiple chutes that cleaning powders would have been put in while the knife was inserted into another and turning the hand crank, turns the wheels and cleans, polishes and/pr sharpens the knife blade. The case has two original paper labels and a small oval porcelain maker's badge. The cast base is also decorated with the maker's name and location in England. Prior to the invention of stainless steel, knives needed almost daily cleaning to prevent them from rusting. As such, these utilitarian machines were common in large households and used regularly.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Depth: 5 in. (12.7 cm)
  • Style
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    CastMetal,Machine-MadeStone,Machine-MadeOak
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1880
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Some surface wear to the original paper labels on the front and some wear to the oak case as expected and as presented in the photos consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Hamilton, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1355219920522

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Hamilton, Canada
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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