Today the family and I went out to check out an antique mall we’d heard about down south. Very little in the way of tools, but I did pick up this one item for $20 because it intrigued me. I’d seen a wood C clamp in an old painting a while back, and was curious as to what kind of joint could be used for that. Well, now I know what one joint might be used.
I have no idea how old this is, there wasn’t anything I could to date it. The only marking is “HERRBURGER SCHWANDER” stamped in a couple places on the side. Probably an owners stamp. I would guess in the last 50-100 years for this.
Any help in identifying it?
Here is a picture of the old painting depicting a wooden C clamp in use: