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Here's one for you. I do not know what this is for. It has a crank, stone grinding wheel, gear reduction , and spring loaded fence on it. The only thing embossed into the cast iron says
MCCORMICKDEERING Chicago U.S.A.
 

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This was inside an old van on my one farm. I thought maybe for reel mowers.
 

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Slipshod,

What you have there is a wonderful machine for sharping the blades on a sickle bar. The sickle bars found on the old mowing machines. I'm told that before this came on the market sharping was done by hand with a file. Sorry I can't explain exactly how it works as I've never used one.

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John inGa.

I believe you are correct. That explains why the grinding wheel tapers on both sides and there is a spring loaded clamp assembly in front of it.
 

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slips i found two in my ih book one tht had deerings name on it was a stand up job wth a seat on it tht mower bar went in n ya sharpened it other sd thy built a foot powered grinder in 1899 tht prob wat u have
 
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