Hello from Hazard!
Clark Colby of North Huntingdon, Pa., has solved a Hazard mystery: Item No. 885.
Colby says the item is a threading plate used by watchmakers and other vintage precision machinists to hand cut threads on small screws or to “chase” threads on damaged screws.
Each hole has a different thread size.
Colby guesses the item we showed is between 100 and 150 years old.
Item No. 885
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No one responded to Item No. 887, first shared last week, so we’ll show it again this week.
Reader Nello Mungai of Hickory, Pa., sent in the photo for a friend. Can anyone help them out? It’s marked “Pat’d Sept. 9 1890″.
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