The photos above were sent to Hopedale by a lady in Connecticut, who wanted to know
    what the device shown is. It was manufactured by the Dutcher Temple Company of
    Hopedale, which, of course, mainly made Dutcher temples. They also produced various
    other gizmos. This device has patent dates of 1884 and 1886. Eventually the answer
    turned up in a letter in the Hopedale Historical Commission files. (See below) The letter,
    sent in 1988, like the pictures above, sent in 2007, came from Connecticut. It's a pencil
    sharpener. Below the letter is an ad for a Dutcher manufactured bread mixer/kneader.
    The ad was for sale on eBay.

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