Overall: 8 3/8 x 3 3/4 x 7/8 in. ( 21.3 x 9.5 x 2.2 cm )
stamped: on one arm: "STEEL/ C. S. OSBORNE & CO/ NEWARK-N.J./ EST'D 1886"
Steel leather punch with two cast, s-curved arms held together with a cylindrical pin; lower halves form the grips with a spring applied to one side to provide resistance; opposite end of the arm has a wheel screwed on, with different sized punches; punch plate applied to the opposite arm; makers' marks stamped on one side.
This leather punch was used by Samuel Howard James, the donor's father, in New York City.
Gift of John Edward James
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