In my never-ending(at least that is what it feels like at times)quest to update my photo file on knives I came across a cigar box that I had once used to hold a bunch of melon & sausage testers that now houses several different items including vintage knife sharpeners(that no one in their right mind would use to sharpen a good knife), some combination knife sharpeners/glass cutters;and a couple of can openers. I guess these would all fall under the general category of "edged tools"(a glass cutter has a rotary cutting edge) so I will start a post on them.The only item that does not have an edge is kind of a unique piece that I found at an antique shop awhile back. Patented in 1896 it is made by the Bridgeport Gun & Implement Co.;a manufacturer of many firearms and sign making equipment. It is an adjustable cup that has a scale on one side to measure powder(black powder I assume)in drams and on the other side for measuring shot in ounces. I will show it in a separate post since it requires 4 pictures to show how it operates.
OK starting out:
#1 A combination knife sharpener,glass cutter,and bottle cap lifter by Apex.
#2 Another knife sharpener by E.C.Harley Co. patented 1922.
#3 An unmarked folding glass cutter in the shape of a pocket knife.One side has a diamond cutting stone(stone missing)an the other has a notched glass breaker for different thickness glass.Used to break small pieces that remain.
#4 A solid brass glass cutter made in France.The handle unscrews to show a tiny screwdriver used to change cutting wheels.