This cutter uses a hand cranked flywheel instead of the customary lever. The hand wheel is put into motion and a clutch is engaged activating the blade which, after effecting one cut, is stopped by an automatic braking mechanism.
This style of cutter represents a cross between a lever cutter and the full power cutter, both of which survive. Probably this cutter and others of its type expired because of their hybrid nature.
The Howard Iron Works of Buffalo manufactured this cutter which was advertised as a “low price” machine.
(59 inches high)