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    Posted 11 years ago

    Purpleisaf…
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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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    Comments

    1. Agram.m Agram.m, 11 years ago
      Hello,

      This could be an antique tooth pick, wearable as a pendant, or as in those those days, on a chatelaine.
    2. Purpleisafruit6, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 years ago
      my email is my username @hotmail.com
    6. ozmarty ozmarty, 11 years ago
      Hi , it looks like a propelling pencil to me??/
    7. Purpleisafruit6, 11 years ago
      Ozmarty: The entire piece is made out of silver, including the thin needle piece.
    8. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 11 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, 11 years ago
      http://cgi.ebay.com/170699111162
    10. ozmarty ozmarty, 11 years ago
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanical_pencil

      http://www.bexfield.co.uk/sdxpen.htm

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/sis.html?_nkw=Solid+Silver+Propelling+Pencil+makers+mark+WH
    11. Purpleisafruit6, 11 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, 11 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, 11 years ago
      Thanks everyone, mystery solved!

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