6 high, 3 wide, 4.25 deep
DescriptionDouble, reddish-brown, 2" diameter stones mounted on a stand with a crank with a wooden handle; gear mechanism is enclosed in a heart-shaped box; the following words are stamped on the back of the gear case: "SPEEDO SHARPENER / MADE IN U.S.A. / CENTRAL STATES MFG. CO. / ST. LOUIS, MO. / LICENSED MFRS. / PAT. NOS. 1558194".
Belonged to Anton Mau of Rendsville Township.
Was cleaned with Orvus WA and a stiff brush on 01-22-1991. Stand is generally corroded; maker's mark is partially obscured by corrosion; most of the wooden handle on the crank has been eaten away by a rodent.
Geographic NotesSt. Louis