~ Very Early American Leather Tool ~~ Cobbler's Tack Puller Knife c. 1825-1860 ~ A Top Quality Early Knife With a Wonderful Makers Mark: D. HARRINGTON & SON
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PRODUCT FEATURES:This excellent, very early New England serrated knife has great visual appeal and age crudeness. The knife tool has great form and interesting wording stamped on it. This knife is unusual and makes a great display item or usable tool for the retro-tool enthusiast. The knife's history starts in Southbridge, MA, w the tool was made & follows it back to a small New England town w a group of leather based shops were located in the mid 1800s.
On a map dating from 1872, the small town of Easton, CT had as one of its main industries the shoe and boot making trade. T were at least four cobblers listed in this small New England town on the 1872 map. T were also button factories and early papier mache workshops in the early to mid 1800s. Farming was the main industry of this small town, so many of the leather tools were undoubtedly used in the production of saddle and livestock related items as well . This leather or cobbler’s tool and other knifes came out of a Connecticut estate that contained items gatd over a lifetime in a personal tool collection. One of the items (not listed yet) actually has a museum acquisitio... read more