Starrett Hand Scraper No. 194 Adjustable Swivel Head
This is a very nice, quality made scraper, made by Starrett. It is very similiar to the Stanley No. 283 Scraper, but I think this Starrett is a bit easier to use. This one is posted in the old Starrett catalog as a "UNIVERSAL SCRAPER" similar to the No. 181 Floor, Bench, and Cabinet Scraper. It measures 9" long and has a double sided blade with a width of 2 7/8". The blade is original with the proper slot cut in the center area, under the washers. The end washer where the wing nut is located is marked "THE L.S.STARRETT CO. ATHOL MASS. U.S.A." on it. This is a fine tool used for scraping insides of cabinets, scraping floors, to removing paint and varnish. It features an easy to adjust forward swivel head that allows blade positioning in several positions. Simply turn the rear handle to loosen the swivel head, position the blade to your liking, then tighten the rear handle, the blade holds in place very firmly. The wing nut on the front is to remove and hold the blade in place. The blade handle is inserted with a steel sleeve and is removeable, and can be placed on the opposite end of the blade. The top blade handle is in good working order. The rear handle is in very nice shape along with the rest of the tool, some wear on the stain finish, otherwise looks good, no cracks or damage on either wood handle. The blade is good shape, with most of it's original size or stock intact. It has no rust, only a few small area of minor pitting noted. The number 194 is a reference number in the Starrett catalog, it is not marked on this tool. This is a great opportunity to purchase a very rare antique tool.