Posted 2 years ago
I bought this from someone that sold it to me as a shoe buttoning tool. However, that's incorrect. It's a collar stud puller that was a promotional item from Hoffman's Store. This one is made of steel. It would have been pushed thru the detachable collar button hole, hooked onto the collar stud, that attaches the collar to the shirt, and pull the collar stud thru the collar button hole. If you've ever worn a shirt with a detachable collar, you'll understand just how very useful these tools are. You can still buy these today, only the ones today are typically plastic. I have included a third pic which shows how this tool would have been used. I'm unable to find any history on Hoffman's Store. But, I do know that this would have been from the early 1900's period.
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