Sunday, May 3, 2015

Imperial Bit & Snap Company valve grinder

A lovely little valve grinding tool I picked up yesterday.  
Chris Tompson.  The Care and Repair of Small Marine Diesels.  Camden, Maine:  International Marine Publishing Co., 1983.

The tool was apparently made by the Imperial Bit & Snap Company of Racine, Wisconsin, manufacturers of "harness hardware and malleable castings."  They started out in the horse-power era, adapted to the horseless carriage, and continued at least into the late 1950's producing items like a swivel boat seat for row boats.



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