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Monday, March 28, 2016

Some time ago, maybe before 1940, these gizmo's were used to sharpen pencil points. The shroud is leather and the paddle may be bakelite. Yeap, the word bakelite is used as often as rare. Each side of the paddle features a different degree of abrasiveness to create a sharp pencil point. Approximately 4 1/2 inches long.

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