Bench hook



a device with a hooklike part fitting over the front edge of a workbench as a means of preventing an object from slipping toward the rear of the bench.
Historical Examples

Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter
Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster

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