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Pliers-type saw-set used to bend saw teeth sideways (left and right alternately) so they cut a groove wider than the blade itself. Reportedly made by the automobile manufacturer, Walter P. Chrysler. As a young man, Chrysler worked as a mechanic's apprentice in the Union Pacific Railroad shops in Ellis, Kansas (his hometown). He made many of his own tools.

Date: between 1890 and 1910

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Item Number: 220964
KSHS Identifier: 1958.77.9

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