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The pictured item is approx. 8 inches in length.

What's It 112719

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#17 Answer from Kovelskovels.com 2019-12-04 12:50
The item is a fastnacht or donut lifter. It has a cast iron scissor-type mechanism, patented in 1888.
#16 second guessponderosa 2019-12-04 08:14
After watching an old "Dr Martin", I think it is a device for removing tonsils.
#15 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!Kathilie 2019-11-29 13:02
A test tube holder?
#14 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!crangrammy 2019-11-28 09:58
they look like medical instruments to me. Obstetrics tools for female procedures. that's as specific as I should get :)
#13 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!skatyeight 2019-11-28 09:05
I don't have the least idea, but I also don't think any of the previous guesses have any idea either.
#12 pleaterponderosa 2019-11-28 08:31
A sewing device to make pleats as on a skirt or drapes.
#11 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!WendaL 2019-11-27 17:26
I think it is a shuttle and cutter for a hand loom.
#10 wick cutteriamten 2019-11-27 16:13
Cuts the wick on candles in deep vessels - where hands are to big to reach down into -
#9 canning helperp326lc 2019-11-27 15:04
My 1st impression is a helper to pick up canning jars in boiling water
#8 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!Jzelda 2019-11-27 13:18
It's a tool to light a gas stove

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