What-is-it Question CCXI

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What-is-it Question CCXI

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:53 am

What-is-it Question CCXI

A novelty from 1896:

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What was the intended use for this item?

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Re: What-is-it Question CCXI

Postby Joerg » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:50 am

A tie bar (Krawattennadel)?
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Re: What-is-it Question CCXI

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:16 am

Hi Jörg,

No, not a tie-bar, but you are thinking along the right lines.

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Re: What-is-it Question CCXI

Postby silverly » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:47 am

A scarf pin?

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Re: What-is-it Question CCXI

Postby juantotree » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:56 am

Maybe a napkin holder?

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Re: What-is-it Question CCXI

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:11 am

No, neither a scarf pin nor a napkin holder.

But yes, it is attached to the person, and specifically for a female.

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Re: What-is-it Question CCXI

Postby Traintime » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:48 pm

Clamps over hair and attaches to hat. For Tower of London tourists who volunteer to have their head chopped off. Makes for easy recovery in one piece. Oh sorry, I was thinking Universal Studios! Guess,the,trade was slightly different back then.

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Re: What-is-it Question CCXI

Postby silverly » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:35 pm

Is it something to do with hiking up the dress while cycling?

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Re: What-is-it Question CCXI

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:48 pm

Hi Traintime,

Interesting suggestion, but wrong I'm afraid.

Hi Silverly,

You are so close and I doubt we'll get closer, so I'll give you the cigar!

It's Deitsch Bros.'s Combination Belt and Skirt Supporter:

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Deitsch Bros. - New York - 1896

Thanks to all. (Silvery, feel free to come and collect that cigar anytime).

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Re: What-is-it Question CCXI

Postby silverly » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:01 pm

Thanks Trev, so rather than a belt loop, this device was used. I'd have never guessed it.

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Re: What-is-it Question CCXI

Postby dognose » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:20 pm

A similar device by Sanders Mfg. Co.:

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Sanders Mfg. Co. - New York - 1895

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