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Kent's Knife Cleaner (plaque only) from the machine made by William Kent, 199 High Holborn St., London

Way back in 1856 an example of a "Kent's Knife Cleaner" was listed in an auction of household effects in London newspaper "The Times" on Dec 02, 1856, suggesting such machines had been available for some time before this.

George Kent re-patented designs for the knife cleaner in 1870

Perhaps also in 1882 and 1887

If you had one of these machines without its plaque ? this would really MAKE your Christmas !

A magnet does NOT stick to this plaque so it is definitely BRASS (Despite having an Iron appearance)

1838 Company established by George Kent.

1848 Advert. G. Kent, Patentee of the Rotary Knife Cleaner, 329 Strand and 101 Holborn Hill

1858 Patent. '2381. To George Kent, of High Holborn, in the county of Middlesex, Machinist, for the invention of "an improved churn."

1862 Patent. '3022. And to George Kent, of High Holborn, in the county of Middlesex, and Edward Paige Griffiths, of High-street, Camberwell, in the county of Surrey, for the invention of "improvements in apparatus for producing cocoa berries and other vegetable and animal substances to powder or pulp, and for mashing potatoes."

1864 Patent. '3106. And to George Kent, of High Holborn, in the county of Middlesex, for the invention of "improvements in apparatus for cleaning and polishing knives."

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