THOMAS TURNER PICKUP - What is it?

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THOMAS TURNER PICKUP - What is it?

Post by wilkere » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:33 pm

Picked up this old jigged bone handle knife. I thought the short blade was just a broken knife grinded down. But now I think it is shaped the way it is supposed to be. The spike one says OIL THC OR maybe the last letter is O. Must be some sort of oil can tool. What do the pros think?
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Re: THOMAS TURNER PICKUP - What is it?

Post by FRJ » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:52 pm

I'm not a pro but I think you've got a pork and beans tool. A can opener. It says "Oil the Joints".
A very nice old stamp and a good looking knife too. ::tu::
Those "Encore's" go back to 1805.
Can you close the main blade half way and get a better picture of the tang stamp?
How long is the knife closed?
Joe

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Re: THOMAS TURNER PICKUP - What is it?

Post by wilkere » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:25 pm

Here's a pic with a ruler FRJ. i'll have to take a pic when the sun comes back out for a better stamp pick. BTW, thanks for the info!
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Re: THOMAS TURNER PICKUP - What is it?

Post by Madmarco » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:48 pm

wilkere wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:33 pm
Picked up this old jigged bone handle knife. I thought the short blade was just a broken knife grinded down. But now I think it is shaped the way it is supposed to be. The spike one says OIL THC OR maybe the last letter is O. Must be some sort of oil can tool. What do the pros think?
Best regards,
BobDSC_2293.JPGDSC_2298.JPGDSC_2299.JPGDSC_2300.JPGDSC_2302.JPG
Nice ole' knife Bob! ::tu:: The short blade with the protrusion sticking up has a very specific use, but for the life of me I can't recall what that is! ::shrug:: 8)
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Re: THOMAS TURNER PICKUP - What is it?

Post by Ridgegrass » Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:08 am

It's a simple can opener Thomas Turner Sheffield, Brand names were : ENCORE, SUFFOLK, and HAYWOOD.. 1830-1932. Very nice. ::tu:: ::tu:: J.O'.

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Post by Reverand » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:24 am

That knife looks good to be at least 100 years old!
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Re: THOMAS TURNER PICKUP - What is it?

Post by 1967redrider » Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:59 am

I think that can opener is WWI era. Very cool knife. ::tu::
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