My guess would be the same as Chris’ reply.
Here are some catalog listings . No time to look, lost my free time
tonight to fetching sandbags
Kirk in Half Moon Bay, CA
On Mon, Jan 9, 2023 at 6:30 PM Chris Wolf wrote:
> The company is probably Kearney & Foot, apparently mostly known as file
> Here's examples of some for sale:
> 17" is awfully long to be a burnisher for card scrapers.
> Check out H-frame, the site for vintage Black & Decker Workmates
> On 1/9/2023 7:55 PM, John Ruth wrote:
> > With profuse apologies to Kirk and all the assembled Galooterati, I'm
> starting over, hopefully without the previous typos!!!
> > A *Corrected* Whatzit Mystery" for your consideration.
> > I recently bought two mystery tools at a local Flea. ( Observation on
> that, later. )
> > They appear to be large triangular burnishers. Envision a 12"
> triangular tapered file _13/16" wide_, without teeth nor any sign that it
> ever had teeth. It's in a 5" wooden handle with a brass ferrule that's made
> of simple brass tubing. ( Tool is 17" LOA ).
> > The edges are slightly rounded and the sides are flat. This pretty much
> ruled out a "bearing scraper", as bearing scrapers have sharp edges and a
> concave relief on each side.
> > The tip shows some signs of corner-rounding, but only for about 1/4"
> back from the tip.
> > All three sides have a trademark just above the tang. ( i.e. in the same
> position as a file would be stamped. ). Why would the maker _identically_
> stamp all three sides?
> > The mark is "K & F" enclosed in an ellipse. "Made in USA" is wrapped
> around the exterior of the eclipse.
Sent from my iPad, apologies for the Auto Correct errors. Kirk
Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, CA