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Posted 6 years ago


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I got this strange necklace pendant recently. It looks like it couldve been designed to be a decorative syringe, it has a "needle" inside that you can slide out using a little switch on the side. The top looks like a decorative syringe plunger.
If anyone knows what this is I would be grateful for any information.

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  1. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago

    This could be an antique tooth pick, wearable as a pendant, or as in those those days, on a chatelaine.
  2. Purpleisafruit6, 6 years ago
    hmm thats an interesting idea. Have you ever seen one before? how old would you think it is?
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
    Yes, I have one of myself, it is of rose gold and I think of the late Victorian time, about 1890 - 1900. If you will send my your email adress I will send you a photo of mine.
  4. Purpleisafruit6, 6 years ago
    Thank you, Im just not sure, when I look up antique toothpicks they all have more of a thin shovel shaped end, mine is pretty much a needle with a flat tip.
  5. Purpleisafruit6, 6 years ago
    my email is my username
  6. ozmarty ozmarty, 6 years ago
    Hi , it looks like a propelling pencil to me??/
  7. Purpleisafruit6, 6 years ago
    Ozmarty: The entire piece is made out of silver, including the thin needle piece.
  8. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 6 years ago
    I agree with Ozmarty...I think the external sleeve is missing and that the whole thing is a mechanical pencil.
  9. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 6 years ago
  10. ozmarty ozmarty, 6 years ago
  11. Purpleisafruit6, 6 years ago
    oh man, you guys are right!!! I never thought the top would unscrew so I didnt try. I tried after I saw the picture on ebay and it twisted off. Do you think its worth anything without the external sleeve?
  12. Purpleisafruit6, 6 years ago
    Update: after opening the top a second time I found two pieces of lead inside!!
    This has been a fun process.
  13. Purpleisafruit6, 6 years ago
    Thanks everyone, mystery solved!

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