Posted 5 months ago
I've owned these for many years and were given to me by another collector who had no idea what they are. Figured eventually I would find out what they are used for. In 25 years have only seen one other identical to the one on the right. Owner did not know what it was for either.
The parts on the lower part of the first photo are the bottom of the tool. They are made of bronze the top Parts with handles are made of I believe cast iron. I believe these were heated to perform their job. What they are for no clue. Making some sort of silk designed things, cooking,,,, they fit fairly close together but not super tight, enough room for something to be formed. If anyone has knowledge it would be greatly appreciated after Decades of head-scratching.