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    Posted 8 years ago

    jodie
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    I 'inherited' it from a woman whose home we rented in the late 70's.She made all of her clothes, because she was well over average height. In the 1970's, she was over 90 years old. I received many of her sewing accessories, patterns, button hooks, etc, but no one seems to know what this little item is. It is sturdy metal and is shown expanded. You squeeze it closed, like an accordion, and hold it closed with the attached metal 'cap'.It has etching on the cap. If anyone has a clue I'd like to know! I have kept this for the past 35 years because Mrs. Wagner was a special woman, and I love holding a piece of her history. I am thinking it is a sewing tool just because it was in her project boxes along with other tools.

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    Comments

    1. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      For making a handbag?
    2. MawamaMama MawamaMama, 8 years ago
      I agree, accordion handbag neck. (There's probably a better word than "neck" but I don't know what it is, sorry.) The two rings look like a different metal. Is that the case? They don't look original to me but it's hard to tell.
    3. MawamaMama MawamaMama, 8 years ago
      P.S. I believe it would have originally had a chain handle.
    4. jodie jodie, 8 years ago
      Good ideas, but probably not. I realize I needed a better picture showing the size! The believe the rings are original, as are the jump rings. I'll post new pictures.
    5. jodie jodie, 8 years ago
      I'm having trouble posting a new pic on this page. I have another picture of this item, but on a different page! IF you can find it, tell me what you think!
    6. jfdiow, 7 years ago
      Hi,

      My mother used one like it to hold her hair (bun) in place
    7. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      PatSea, you are right!

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