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Patwin Rug Wool Cutter

Boxed Rug Wool Cutter
Rug making tools
Rug Wool Cutter
Rug making catalogues
Rug making catalogues
Rug making catalogues
Rug making tools
Imra rug Wool Cutter
Rug made with Patwin wool cutter

This is an old bakelite gadget for cutting wool into the right lengths for making rugs. It comes from a time when people would spend their evenings undertaking useful hobbies rather than watching TV or slaving over a keyboard.

The idea is that you loop wool through the gadget and rotate the handle and a hidden razor blade cuts the wool to just the right length, thus saving you lots of time. According to the instructions it is "Simple to operate, works speedily and cuts true to gauge", what more could you ask for.

The main body is approx 85mm and the overall height is about 60mm. They come in brown and black bakelite although the black is actually a very very dark brown.

At the moment I have a boxed brown cutter which comes with various rug making tools and catalogues. I also have a number of unboxed cutters in stock together with a separate set of rug making tools (photo 8).

Finally I have an unusual Imra Wool-cutter, a type I have not seen before. It is described as being for Smyrna Work with a cut length of 2½ - 2¾. The design is almost identical to the Patwin cutters. It is German and comes complete with box and original instructions, although these are in French and German, not English

Price: boxed with tools & catalogues £22.50.
boxed cutter £18.00. SOLD
unboxed cutter £13.00.
Rug making tools £12.00.
Imra Wool-cutter £18.00.
Postage & packing for UK £3.50

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