This tool was donated to the Barre (Mass.) Historical Society many years ago. It appears too well-designed and well-made to be made by a local handyman. To date we have found no information as to inventor, patents or manufacturer. If any readers know anything about it, we would like to hear from them.
Charlie Allen, PO Box 488, Barre, MA 01005; phone (978) 355-4823; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.