antique Chi Namel roller quarter sawed wood grain pattern roller early 1900s

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This is an antique Chi-Namel handheld roller with wood grain pattern wrapped around a solid wood core. The item was made by Ohio Varnish Company in the early 1900s. This particular style (style #5) was made from 1908-1920. The item was made before the patent was granted - thus the ends of the roller are stamped "patent applied for". The stamped ends have worn over time and only the patent applied for portion of the stamp is legible.

The wood patterned exterior of the roller looks like rubber but in fact it is genuine leather. The leather was wrapped around the solid wood core and fixed with small nails.

The roller has no damage with the exception of a small area of leather that is missing. The outer edge is missing - this is common due to this being the weakest point of the roller near where the nails attach the leather to the wood core. A lot of these antique rollers no longer have any leather attached as over time the leather can harden and crack. The leather on this roller has hardened with age but is in good shape. The item rolls and works as it should. A really neat piece of history. Not too many of these have survived throughout the years.


Length: 8 1/4"
Width: 4 1/2"

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