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Button Cutting Machine and Tools.
The shell pusher is to the right, the saw surrounded by water jets is in left-center, and the pulley that holds the belt to turn the saw is on the left. Lying in the bed of the cutter are a small hammer used to tap cut blanks out of the shell and shell tongs.
Jake Wolf Fish Hatchery exhibit, Topeka, Illinois.

Photograph by Gary Andrashko, Illinois State Museum.

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