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Victorian Era943 of 1123Patent Model for a Washing Machine c. 1865Frederick Douglass, Sulfur Bitters, the Great Blood Purifier
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Posted 3 years ago

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Team2by4
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I believe it is silver plate. It has the EG Webster mark on the bottom and I am guessing 1860s. Brackets obviously held something to be heated. Lower left is the burner with wick intact. What is this thing?

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Hi from Sydney Australia!

    Hair curling tongs?
    tongs like these:
    http://www.metalminnie.co.uk/shop/silver/_ANTIQUE_ENGLISH_SILVER_HANDLED_CURLING_TONGS-S1164304939644.html
  2. Team2by4, 3 years ago
    OOH! Those are cool! Thanks for the hint! And Hi! from the states! Northern Michigan to be exact where it is supposed to be summer but seems to be mid-fall instead.

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