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Leather Punch

Object Number: 
1944.237
Date: 
ca. 1898
Medium: 
Steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/8 x 3 3/4 x 7/8 in. ( 21.3 x 9.5 x 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on one arm: "STEEL/ C. S. OSBORNE & CO/ NEWARK-N.J./ EST'D 1886"
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
This leather punch was used by Samuel Howard James, the donor's father, in New York City.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Edward James
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group