Flea market find ?

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richard
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Flea market find ?

Post by richard » Sun May 15, 2022 2:14 am

Picked this up at the local flea market, for $3
any one know what it is used for.?
has a sharp front edge, all other edges are square .
thanks for looking.
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Re: Flea market find ?

Post by rustyoldknife » Sun May 15, 2022 2:48 am

The stamp says T. Dixon & Son, That is Thomas Dixon and son Joseph, they were a English Leather tool makers.
Try Goggling Joseph Dixon Leather tools and look at Google images.
It looks like your handle was part a larger leather tool called a Plow Gauge.
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Re: Flea market find ?

Post by ea42 » Sun May 15, 2022 2:38 pm

As David said it's from a plough gauge, cool find. Here are a couple of photos:
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Plough Gauge 2.jpeg
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Re: Flea market find ?

Post by richard » Sun May 15, 2022 10:03 pm

Thank you for your answers, now to find the other part.

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