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Happy #whatsitwednesday! Be the first to guess what the pictured item is by leaving a comment below. If you have your own whatsit, our editors can include it in a future post.  Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. and attach a clear picture, the size and any markings. Hopefully, we will be able to identify it for our readers! 

 

 

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#66 un-necessary ambiguityseattleite 2017-03-21 20:44
Given that folks are asked to "attach a clear picture, the size and any markings", I don't get why such information isn't shared...Doing the "whatsit" can be fun, but providing so little info, and un-informative pictures makes it feel more like a 'gotcha', than an interesting challenge to our knowledge.
#65 Notify me of follow-up commentsSamIam47 2017-03-17 22:38
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#64 Correct answerKovels.com 2017-03-17 17:29
Thank you for all your guesses. It’s a Tobacco box! The surgeon general wouldn’t recommend it! “The first tobacco boxes were small as tobacco was a luxury and a costly commodity. The bowls of the pipes were small and the boxes needed to carry the tobacco were small as well. By the early mid 18th Century tobacco boxes were being produced in the Netherlands in brass and silver and sold all over Europe and the Americas. They grew in size as the price of tobacco was reduced and the size of pipe bowls increased.” - Jim & Beth Boyle
#63 Whatsitwednesda y guessCsouza 2017-03-17 14:47
I think it's a table brush for cleaning crumbs and things from the table in between courses
#62 RE: Happy #whatsitwednesd ay!HeartTreasures 2017-03-17 02:21
Clothes Brush
#61 RE: Happy #whatsitwednesd ay!Vintage80 2017-03-16 23:46
Butter holder
#60 whatsitwednesda yPETTITEPETUNIA 2017-03-16 19:32
I AGREE WITH ALPINE 9 THTA IT IS A CRUMB BRUSH. MAINLY BECAUSE THE DECORATION SHOWS PEOPLE ABOUT TO EAT AND THEY'RE ALREADY PARTYING WITH THE VIOLINIST. ALSO, LOOKS LIKE PEOPLE AT THE TABLE ARE ALL WOMEN.
#59 Happy #whatsitwednesd ay!ChristyLove 2017-03-16 16:53
Decorative brass top of either a clothes brush or shoe brush.
#58 Door BellDianaHelen 2017-03-16 13:44
An old "twist" doorbell
#57 SnuffMzgti2u 2017-03-16 13:22
Snuff box or writing instrument box

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