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Large Plate Cilp.

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:14 am
by paulh
This is a silver plated plated plate clip made by Walker & Hall in 1910. It is larger than the usual fish bone clip. It is actually pictured on a side plate, so it it not as large as it might seem, but it is still the biggest one I have seen. Would anyone have any ideas for it purpose. Dipping sauce is top of the list at the moment, but I am not sure about Edwardian Dim Sung.



Re: Large Plate Cilp.

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:17 am
by dognose
Hi Paul,

It would appear from searching online that Walker & Hall may have taken out a Patent on this device, or something similar. Viewing an old auction catalogue from early last year revealed a set of four clips assayed at Sheffield in 1903 by Walker & Hall, that were also marked 51208 and PATENT 33. These clips measured 9.5 cm, I'm not sure how this compares with your example.

It would be interesting to see exactly how W & H described them in their Patent application.

Regards, Trev.

Re: Large Plate Cilp.

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:59 pm
by paulh
Hello Trev,

They are actually marked 51209 and PATENT. I will see if I can trace the patent details.

Happy New Year.