An early business machine (see nameplate below)

Here are a couple of photographs of an early business machine manufactured and sold by a company which has gone on to make a name for itself selling other kinds of business machines.

In case you're wondering, it is a cheese cutter. It would have been used to cut measured pie-shaped pieces of cheese in a store (you can see part of the scale to the left of the nameplate in the second photo). Note the patented date of 1907.