Kent's knife sharpening and cleaning machine, a fascinating and functional element of antique history. The knife sharpening and cleaning machine was invented by George Kent. Kent was born in 1806 and apprenticed to the wire work in Chelsea. He was given a patent on June 12, 1844 for the knife cleaning machine. He set up shop at 329 Strand, 218 Regent St and 101 Holborn, until 1854, and at 199 High Holborn,London. He died on May 23, 1890.
Condition; it looks good but non functional.