What is it question LIII

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dmay

What is it question LIII

Postby dmay » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:41 pm

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This item measures 6 1/4 inches in length and is divided on the interior. It dates from the 1920's or 1930's.

What is it used for?
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Postby Granmaa » Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:05 pm

Maybe a needle case/etui.

Miles
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dmay

Postby dmay » Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:07 pm

No, too big for that. The opening is 1/2 inch wide and almost 1 inch long.
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Postby byron mac donald » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:34 am

Is it missing any parts other than what goes inside it?
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Postby dragonflywink » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:39 am

Looks like the case for a library set (scissors and letter opener).

~Cheryl
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dmay

Postby dmay » Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:39 am

Cheryl is correct! She also answered my next question-when I purchased this, it only came with the matching scissors and it was clear that something was missing, but l didn't know what.

Thanks, Cheryl!
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Something else

Postby rapattack » Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:20 am

I saw something that also had a small spoon and maybe a fork which seems unrelated but it had the scissors as well. Like a kit to be all purpose or something. If you know what I mean. The outer of the other kit was much more ornate but since you said there were scissors with it then that made me think of the other case thing I saw. It was about the same age and dimensions.
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dmay

Postby dmay » Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:29 pm

I am away from home this weekend, but will post a picture of the scissors. I believe that this is a library set because the scissors are quite long, which would make sense with cutting large paper or envelopes. Guess I will need to try to find the letter opener now.
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