What the heck was this Sterling item used for? *FIXED*

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What the heck was this Sterling item used for? *FIXED*

Postby SterlingRookie » Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:46 pm

Hello everyone, here I have a mysterious sterling object. I was able to figure out via this website that the item is made by John Hasselbring (Brooklyn, NY). However I cannot figure out what the item is exactly. John Hasselbring's items are usually drink/food related, so I was thinking that would be a hint but after a while of research, I was thinking it is either a flower frog or a potpourri bowl. I'm not confident in either of those guesses tho because the gaps between the webbing seem to large to be a flower frog and too plain to be a potpourri. I have not been able to find an exact match even with knowing manufacturers "1" stamp on it which I thought was odd too. The item in question has a 3.75" diameter and also bears a mark on the bottom of the webbing piece that reads "US. PAT. AUG. 1936". Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: What the heck was this Sterling item used for? *FIXED*

Postby Timeout » Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:35 pm

If you search using the Patent date only, you will find cigar ashtray listings. I’m not certain that is correct, but that’s what I’m finding.
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