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    Nice! Thanks so much for the info and pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meridianmike View Post
    I found pics of one VERY similar kit online. It also has a similar item in the lower level that has a "hook" but below that, the profile is different.....
    Does your Champaign kit have the cut outs as in the vertical section of the example you posted? If it does I would guess those are for a hone and a small paddle strop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceGuy View Post
    Maybe "boot pulls" is more proper. Here are some more examples. Based on the asymmetry of the cutouts, one of yours probably had a button hook as well like in these sets.
    Now that is a neat set up. Looks like the part holding the boot hooks also serves to help remove those same boots when folded out and resting on those two short legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Does your Champaign kit have the cut outs as in the vertical section of the example you posted? If it does I would guess those are for a hone and a small paddle strop.

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    Behind the mirror is a spot for 2 rectangular items. Maybe the hone and strop you speak of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meridianmike View Post
    Behind the mirror is a spot for 2 rectangular items. Maybe the hone and strop you speak of.

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    Man, you really have to give credit to those old craftsman who designed and made these Champaign kits for ingenuity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Man, you really have to give credit to those old craftsman who designed and made these Champaign kits for ingenuity.

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    I agree! Totally amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Now that is a neat set up. Looks like the part holding the boot hooks also serves to help remove those same boots when folded out and resting on those two short legs.

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    Yep! Good call! Flip it over and you have a bootjack!

    Certainly these things were property of officers.
    The regulars likely would have enough to carry as it was?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Yep! Good call! Flip it over and you have a bootjack!

    Certainly these things were property of officers.
    The regulars likely would have enough to carry as it was?
    yea, now that you mention it "bootjack" was the word I was looking for. I hate getting old...er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    yea, now that you mention it "bootjack" was the word I was looking for. I hate getting old...er.

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    Ha! Look at the top example and the second from Scienceguy....
    One has staggered wooden pegs and the other has the metal pegs staggered....Lovely! Seems the brass support on the 2nd one would have to have been swung counterclockwise against that nail in order for it to be closed.
    Cabinet hinges!

    Nobody copied anyone back then, either!
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