Hog Nose Ring Pliers Hog Ringer Patent 1874
This is a nice clean and rare hog ringer pliers, clearly marked with raised cast lettering "PAT. SEPT 8 74" on the inside handle area, and "TOP" on the top jaw. There is no maker's name on this one. These pliers are 7" long and have provision to set three different nose rings in place, or 3 indentations in the jaws which allows the user to hold the pliers with a ring inserted in the jaws, to get the ring in place securely by squeezing the ring closed. The pliers are in good shape overall, the pivot pin is in good working order, with a little wear, snug, some minor pitting noted, but jaws are in very good usable condition. A unique design, and a nice collectible farm tool overall! Very rare!