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    Posted 4 years ago

    Woodsmoocher
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    Tips seem to be made of translucent stone. Tips are attached to brass ferrules which are glued to wooden handles with a tar like substance.

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    1. Collectables59 Collectables59, 4 years ago
      I really don't know but welcome from Devon UK. Neil
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Hey Woodsmoocher, welcome to CW! :^D They look like some sort of handheld antique instructional pointer, but the only one similar that I could find is an antique Torah pointer, but all of those have a little hand with a finger pointing. It's close, but not that. Good luck! I think someone will know though! :^)
    3. slackjack, 4 years ago
      These are agate burnishers. They are used by people working with gold leaf. Burnishing the leaf will produce a smooth high shine. Only agate will produce this effect.
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Thank you slackjack, I knew someone would know! :^D
      Here's a link to some:

      http://limnersguild.com/tools/tools-burnishers/burnisher-wood-handled.html

      A pointer? &:^} I was trying! :^)
    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Here's a video of someone using agate burnishers, on a gold leaf frame:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vtXW3sAqbI

      Thanks again slackjack, for the info., and to Woodsmoocher, for the post! Now we all know! :^)

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