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Posted 5 years ago


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I have had this for awhile but do not know what it is. I picked it up at a grage sale and it has silver markings.

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    could it be for cutting herbs?
    is the bottom part bowl shaped?
  2. petey petey, 5 years ago
    Looks a bit like an antique candle snuffer ?
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Don't know what it is but dying to hear the ideas. Don't think a candle snuffer though.
  4. petey petey, 5 years ago
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Never seen a candle snuffer like that before, petey could be on to something!
  6. superharley, 5 years ago
    it is a turn of the century candle snuffer and wick cutter
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Mark it solved & give the reward to petey!
  8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Looked like it was made up-side down for a snuffer(maybe for below the equator)LOL(before somebody thinks I'm serious). We get rewards now? Pewter, tin, lead? Guess it would have to come C.O.D. eh?
    Petey, tell us if you get an award!
  9. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Free membership in CW!
  10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Oh, that's great! Duh! Not even a couple of thighs at KFC?
  11. superharley, 5 years ago
    Since I am new to this site I want to amke sure I follow the rules - can soemone explain the rewards? I want petey to ge to credit
  12. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    No, just an old joke.
    We do this research & offering of advice free of charge, no accolades or chicken thighs needed.
    Just give credit where credit is due.
  13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    We don't get free thighs?!! Whoops, I'm on the wrong site!
  14. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Hems, how did you end up on this thread? Thought you went to bed. I need to but having fun with inky. CW is actually bringing my Eng. back, or my Alabamese. Do you think that "Rosette Stone" course might help?
  15. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    You guys turn out the lights when you're done I'm off to bed, night all!
  16. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    A-m-e-n-d! Even god took a day off!
  17. Bernadette Bernadette, 5 years ago
    Lol you guys :) I think it's actually upside down in the photo - the little bobbles sticking up are it's feet? It's a candle wick trimmer, I think that's already been said - keeping the wick trimmed reduces the flame height on your candle and so they burn slower, saving on wax. The silver marks are hard to make out, did anybody find them for you?
  18. superharley, 5 years ago
    Still no info on the markings
  19. TheDreamGirl, 4 years ago
    It is a wick trimmer, but the reason it was invented was because of the incredibly common problem of house fires. Candles were not as refined as they are today and wicks would sputter and fall off, still burning. If you were to simply cut off the wick, where would it fall? On the floor, in between floor boards and find some dust and your house would be on fire. This contraption was used to cut and collect the still hot wick to prevent fires.

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