Linotype Matrix Reshaper

I was visiting my dad on Father’s Day and he gave me this little tool that someone else had given him. I did a little research, and found some mentions in Inland Printer and The Printing Trade News early in the 1900’s. Are many of these around? It appears to be a tool to fix the matrix with minimum effort.

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I’ve got one. It does one thing: realign bent teeth. Nice to see the patent drawings.
There were a lot of matrix repair tools, but I’ve only seen this, the Star Matrix Anvil, and the Align-a-Mat.