Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Unknown tool

In Sewing > Sewing Tools > Show & Tell.
Sewing Tools3 of 181Mystery ToolSpace Ships like Needles in the Sky
6
Love it
0
Like it

blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
WatchsearcherWatchsearcher loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
dav2no1dav2no1 loves this.
kwqdkwqd loves this.
PhonoboyPhonoboy loves this.
See 4 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 2 months ago

    momtoknow
    (1 item)

    Trying to determine what this tool may have been used for. It was owned by an Undertaker but unknown if this tool was related to that business.

    Mystery Solved
    logo
    Sewing Tools
    See all
    2 Antique Carved Bone Filigree Thread Winders * English * Circa 1800
    2 Antique Carved Bone Filigree Thre...
    $16
    Antique Palais Royal Sewing Necessaire/Etui C1820s With Mother Of Pearl Tools
    Antique Palais Royal Sewing Necessa...
    $177
    Charming Antique English Child's Sewing Box w/ Tools & Sterling Thimble* C1900s
    Charming Antique English Child'...
    $178
    Antique Black Mauchline Ware Cased Set of Crochet Hooks w/ Welsh Scene * C1890
    Antique Black Mauchline Ware Cased ...
    $154
    logo
    2 Antique Carved Bone Filigree Thread Winders * English * Circa 1800
    2 Antique Carved Bone Filigree Thre...
    $16
    See all

    Comments

    1. TallCakes TallCakes, 2 months ago
      ruling pen
      good descriptive article:
      http://www.comic-tools.com/2009/03/this-week-what-is-this-thing-and-what.html
    2. momtoknow, 2 months ago
      Thank you TallCakes, but this item is solid and is one piece to the tip. It does not separate into two arms like the ruling pen does. The reflection in the picture makes it appear like there are two separate arms, but there is not.
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 months ago
      In the image there appears to be a raised word on the handle. Could you please let us know what that word is? Also a length and any movable parts please.
    4. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 2 months ago
      Just guessing, could it be an undertaker's embalming tool?
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 months ago
      You are following my train of thought Irish. I was leaning toward a blood letting tool to take a specimen for testing.
    6. scottvez scottvez, 2 months ago
      Some additional photos would be great!

      Show different angles/ what it does/ how it moves.

      scott
    7. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Looks like an antique sewing awl?

      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/492933121714450310/
    8. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 2 months ago
      I think you've nailed it dav2no1
    9. momtoknow, 2 months ago
      Thank you all. I think dav2no1 has found a picture of the exact same item. Appreciate everyones interest and assistance. Happy and Healthy New Year to all.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.