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    Posted 10 years ago

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    This item was in a box I bought from an auction, but I can't find any info about it. It is either bone or ivory I think and I thought it as either some kind of tool for writing or needlework etc. Anyone seen one like it please? I love it because of the decoration and it is very tactile. Hope you can give me more info.

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    1. TallCakes TallCakes, 10 years ago
      maybe a stitching/sewing awl/punch
    2. maggiemay, 10 years ago
      Thank you so much for the quick response. AR I have unscrewed the top and although you can rotate it and see through the holes they are mostly clear and others just a bit grainy so no surprise I am afraid. A friend also said she thought it was horn at the tip so thanks for that. Tall cakes you are thinking on the lines I was but don't know how it would have been used . Thanks again, I have anoher item I'm not sure about so watch this space please.
    3. maggiemay, 10 years ago
      AR thanks again for the info, it definitely doesn't have any views through the holes so a stanhope is out, but maybe the fid is more likely. Have had a look at the link you sent me thank you.
    4. tom61375, 8 years ago
      Looks like a primitive tattoo needle.
    5. jacko66, 7 years ago
      could be a lace making bobbin try google it and have a look at different desings
    6. maggiemay, 7 years ago
      Thank you tom61375 and jack066 I am sorry I didn't see your notices until today. I appreciate the help
    7. maggiemay, 7 years ago
      Mystery solved then, thank you very much for your help.

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