Branford House Antiques
A Historic 1850s Farmhouse on a Scenic Vermont Dairy Farm


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This is a very early (dated 1886) Gem sandpaper pencil sharpener by Gould & Cook of Leominster, Mass. It is the only one I have ever seen with a hand made wooden case featuring a shaving drawer. The wooden case is approximately 10.5 inches by 10.5 inches and about 12 inches tall.

While the wooden case sure shows wear including nicks and scratches, etc. the cast iron sharpener itself is in good condition with all parts present and without any cracks or chips and all the teeth present on the gears. It does crank and work as intended but he wooden handle has a small chunk missing.

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