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captn-tin
12-28-2013, 4:19 PM
trying to find an approx date and value of a NORTON ABRASIVES MULTI-OILSTONE . the case for this stone is cast iron, oil bath. label says us pat no 1,946,968, no IM-313. made in USA. BEHR MANNING TROY, NY> USA (division of norton company). course, medium, and fine stones. overall length is about 18", and the stones are 11.5". color of case is green. thinkin it is proabably from the 1930s.
i am a retired butcher of 40 years, and the only 3-way stones i ever used were either bakalite, or plastic cased. no plans on selling it, just curious about age and value. Thanx in advance for any info....captn-tin

DirtyDave
12-28-2013, 4:21 PM
Somebody over on Bladeforums.com would probably know

FatCity67
12-29-2013, 9:26 AM
Ebay. Check those that sold in the last 90 days. Should give you a fairly good idea.

cranemech
12-29-2013, 11:48 AM
trying to find an approx date and value of a NORTON ABRASIVES MULTI-OILSTONE . the case for this stone is cast iron, oil bath. label says us pat no 1,946,968, no IM-313. made in USA. BEHR MANNING TROY, NY> USA (division of norton company). course, medium, and fine stones. overall length is about 18", and the stones are 11.5". color of case is green. thinkin it is proabably from the 1930s.
i am a retired butcher of 40 years, and the only 3-way stones i ever used were either bakalite, or plastic cased. no plans on selling it, just curious about age and value. Thanx in advance for any info....captn-tin

I used to work at Victor Fine Foods in the late 80's-early 90's. We had a stone setup similar to that, no cover and if I remember correctly, a spring pin of some sort to keep the stones from turning. Very heavy cast iron (steel?) base and three large stones that would rotate into the oil bath to clean/lubricate the stones. Very stable and easy to get a nice edge on my knives. I looked on the Norton website and all they show are the cheap plastic holders.