Rouse Miterer

Rouse Miterer

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Rouse Miterer

This curious machine from H.B. Rouse & Company, Chicago, is used when making corners on lead or rule strips. While the Rouse Lead and Rule is used for making straight cuts, the miterer adds a bevel or angle where two pieces will be joined perpendicularly, such as in the creation of frames and borders. The wooden handle dates this miterer to the late 1880s.

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