H.B Rouse Panameric Hand Miterer
Hand Miterer Description
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.