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276592 Kirk Eppler 2022‑11‑17 Re: ID early rasp
Small data point. DAT does not have anyone listed as Parkin.  And those
named Parkins are drawknife and wood plane makers respectively.

I would suggest that the presence of the crown makes them English, or

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Kirk in Half Moon Bay, CA, nothing witty to add this early in the morning,

On Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 9:47 PM rickw55 via groups.io  wrote:

> Here is an early rasp I acquired. I thoughtbit might be early because of
> the angled shoulders above the tang.
> It is marked "PARKIN" below a crown. Attached are some pictures are some
> pictures.
> I was unable to find any file-makers named "Parkin". There were several
> edge-tool makers by that name active in the 1830's, but since file-making
> is a separate trade, it wasn't one of them.
> Does anyone have any information on file-makers?
> --
Sent from my iPad, apologies for the Auto Correct errors. Kirk

Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, CA 

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