H. K. PORTER Bolt Cutter/Clipper HRP NO. 1
This is a nice antique bolt cutter that has an 1892 patent marked on it, yet it is still in good working order! It is marked "PORTER'S NEW EASY BOLT CLIPPER SIZE NO. 1 CUTS OFF 3-8 IN. BOLTS" on one side in raise cast lettering, and "PAT. OCT.18.92 BULL DOG TRADE MARK BOSTON U.S.A. OIL THE JOINTS AND CUTTING EDGES". There is also a stamped marking "CUT NO HARD STEEL". Both handle ends also have the maker's initials "HKP" cast into each. The cutters have several pivot joints that increase the amount of jaw pressure, and the handles are very long, so cutting soft metal is fast and simple. This tool has no paint on it, no rust, no damage, some minor wear on the jaws, but when tested on a soft 1/4" bolt, they worked just fine. There are a variety of adjustments, and the jaw assembly can be removed and to my knowledge replace with new if you wish. A super well designed early model of a tool with a long lasting history of sales in the U.S.A.!