What is this tool for?

The local used refrigerator store had a cleanup the other day and put
some things out in front marked "free".
I brought home this tool because it looked like it may be useful.
It's made by the Watsco Co. who is listed as a maker of refrigeration
tools but I couldn't find anything about it.
It has two cutting blades made of steel rule die stock that can be
angled.
There is a backup pad made of some sort of fibre.
Any ideas about what it's for?
Engineman
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erngineman
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I couldn't quite make out the US Patent number on the photo showing it.
If you'd put that number into a Google patent search you'll likely get your answer.
I spent a few minutes fiddling with your image trying 2493517 and a few other guesses, but didn't pull up anything like your pictured tool.
Jeff
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Jeff Wisnia
You can tell for sure that I've got too much time on my hands today.....
Here 'tis, and it IS a reefer tool:
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Jeff
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Jeff Wisnia
On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 16:46:09 -0400, the infamous Jeff Wisnia scrawled the following:
Jeeze, Jeff. I thought you just got new glasses.
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clicked the Play Fullscreen button on engineman's page and found the original patent photo. Free login, no spam so far.
It looks like a Matsco product. Nevahoiduvit.
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Larry Jaques
Looks like a notcher for corners on sheet metal to bend up the sides
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Rick Samuel

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