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#1 Domino

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:35 AM

Just got this off ebay.. I didn't know much about it when I bought it, but did a little research while waiting for it to arrive.

It's a Goodell and Pratt No 41 washer cutter. It's advertised in their 1926 catalogue, but I don't know the exact date of this one.. Goodell and Pratt closed down in 1931 so it's at least 80 years old, and could be over 100 assuming it was the 41st model of tool they offered..

Attached File  GoodellPrattNo41.jpg   186.52KB   79 downloads Attached File  WasherCutterAdvert1926.jpg   70.43KB   81 downloads

I knew I needed a brace to use it, and with no Goodell Pratt ones available I went for a UK made one from W Marples and Sons (I was tool poor before starting leatherwork :) ). The nearest I can find is in their 1938 catalogue, but mine doesn't have the alligator jaws..

Attached File  MarplesBrace.jpg   119.39KB   55 downloads Attached File  MarplesBrace1938Advert.jpg   31.1KB   47 downloads

Here they are together..

Attached File  BraceAndCutter.jpg   107.67KB   39 downloads

Now I need to go shopping for some clamps to hold the leather..

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:06 AM

Just got this off ebay.. I didn't know much about it when I bought it, but did a little research while waiting for it to arrive.

It's a Goodell and Pratt No 41 washer cutter. It's advertised in their 1926 catalogue, but I don't know the exact date of this one.. Goodell and Pratt closed down in 1931 so it's at least 80 years old, and could be over 100 assuming it was the 41st model of tool they offered..

Attached File  GoodellPrattNo41.jpg   186.52KB   79 downloads Attached File  WasherCutterAdvert1926.jpg   70.43KB   81 downloads

I knew I needed a brace to use it, and with no Goodell Pratt ones available I went for a UK made one from W Marples and Sons (I was tool poor before starting leatherwork :) ). The nearest I can find is in their 1938 catalogue, but mine doesn't have the alligator jaws..

Attached File  MarplesBrace.jpg   119.39KB   55 downloads Attached File  MarplesBrace1938Advert.jpg   31.1KB   47 downloads

Here they are together..

Attached File  BraceAndCutter.jpg   107.67KB   39 downloads

Now I need to go shopping for some clamps to hold the leather..


NICE FIND! Donimo, As a woodworker thats a good find. As a leatherworker thats a GREAT find. I thought about a cutter like that but did'nt know what to look for. I bought a set of gasket cutters up to 2" but I need to sharpen then (any ideas):feedback:
It's the impresion you leave that counts.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:23 AM

NICE FIND! Domino, As a woodworker thats a good find. As a leatherworker thats a GREAT find. I thought about a cutter like that but did'nt know what to look for. I bought a set of gasket cutters up to 2" but I need to sharpen then (any ideas):feedback:


Thanks :)

Hopefully someone will have tips on sharpening, because I'm clueless..

On both these, I was the only bidder.. So cost me in total, with shipping, 15 - about US$24.. Bit of a bargain I think..

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:50 AM

Thanks :)

Hopefully someone will have tips on sharpening, because I'm clueless..

On both these, I was the only bidder.. So cost me in total, with shipping, 15 - about US$24.. Bit of a bargain I think..


Domino, as a woodworker you did good on buying the brace; it's worth more. If there is a cabinet makers name on it or ant other markings it could be worth a little more:blahblahblah: anyway nice find. As for as sharpening maybe someone has ideas.
It's the impresion you leave that counts.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:40 PM

I found one too, It is an old Blanchard (matching number on part) It needed a bit of work, but now it is useable again.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:03 AM

NICE FIND! Donimo, As a woodworker thats a good find. As a leatherworker thats a GREAT find. I thought about a cutter like that but did'nt know what to look for. I bought a set of gasket cutters up to 2" but I need to sharpen then (any ideas):feedback:



I had a damaged punch I took to a friend who has a machine shop. He chucked it up in his lathe and in seconds, it was sharp. Should work on gasket punches.


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