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Michael replied to Heather Dawson's discussion Knife polishing machine. My Paternal Grandfather owned a store with a post office in Huntington BC. We believe this machine would have been in the store to clean customers knives. in the group Whadja Find Today
"eBay Site Link Just in case anyone was interested further, the seller on this eBay ad included a bit more information on the history of the knife cleaners.  As Tom mentioned the machines were for cleaning older knives, pre-stainless…"
Dec 8, 2018
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Heather Dawson's discussion Knife polishing machine. My Paternal Grandfather owned a store with a post office in Huntington BC. We believe this machine would have been in the store to clean customers knives. in the group Whadja Find Today
"Knives in the 1800s or before were made of poor quality steel and became rusty. The rust transferred to the meat, etc. and ruined the flavor. Your "knife cleaner machine" removed the rust and other stuff, dried blood, dirt, etc. I googled,…"
Dec 3, 2018
Molly replied to Heather Dawson's discussion Knife polishing machine. My Paternal Grandfather owned a store with a post office in Huntington BC. We believe this machine would have been in the store to clean customers knives. in the group Whadja Find Today
"As opposed to have the tiny tin of polish/cleaner and a rag, perhaps?  lol"
Nov 26, 2018
Heather Dawson replied to Heather Dawson's discussion Knife polishing machine. My Paternal Grandfather owned a store with a post office in Huntington BC. We believe this machine would have been in the store to clean customers knives. in the group Whadja Find Today
"HAH no wonder they had to have such large homes!"
Nov 26, 2018
Michael replied to Heather Dawson's discussion Knife polishing machine. My Paternal Grandfather owned a store with a post office in Huntington BC. We believe this machine would have been in the store to clean customers knives. in the group Whadja Find Today
"www.rubylane.com A similar device Another one with stand www.christies.com"
Nov 26, 2018
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Heather Dawson's discussion Gold intricately carved pencil / tool ? in the group Whadja Find Today
"I saw two similar Victorian mechanical pencils (to yours) on line, both were 14 kt gold. One had a ring on the finial-end of the cap, the other was on the side of the cap. The ring was to attach it to the chatelaine. Yours appears to be missing. If…"
Nov 26, 2018
Molly replied to Heather Dawson's discussion Knife polishing machine. My Paternal Grandfather owned a store with a post office in Huntington BC. We believe this machine would have been in the store to clean customers knives. in the group Whadja Find Today
"Antique Knife Cleaners...looks like most of them date from the mid to late 1800s.  "
Nov 25, 2018
Heather Dawson replied to Heather Dawson's discussion Knife polishing machine. My Paternal Grandfather owned a store with a post office in Huntington BC. We believe this machine would have been in the store to clean customers knives. in the group Whadja Find Today
"Note the knife polish container in the bottom left of picture."
Nov 25, 2018
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Nov 25, 2018
paula replied to Heather Dawson's discussion Gold intricately carved pencil / tool ? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Tom no assumption that this is def  gold but in my experience of having about two dozen and selling many others they were often 9 kt gold or gold filled. Also I collect chatelaine pieces  and have several pencils with a sorta loop that…"
Apr 17, 2018
Heather Dawson replied to Heather Dawson's discussion Gold intricately carved pencil / tool ? in the group Whadja Find Today
"I was told propelling pencil, which when googled brought up many tiny pencils like this. Thank you for your replies! "
Apr 16, 2018
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to Heather Dawson's discussion Gold intricately carved pencil / tool ? in the group Whadja Find Today
"Yellowish gem might be amber or citrine or glass. In order for it to be used or carried on a chatelaine it would have to have an eyelet or ring.  They are made for desktops too.  A chatelaine is a type of necklace worn around a…"
Apr 15, 2018
paula replied to Heather Dawson's discussion Gold intricately carved pencil / tool ? in the group Whadja Find Today
"chatalaine pencil   prob gold  most likely 9 kt you d slide the lead into and down the slot "
Apr 15, 2018
Heather Dawson added a discussion to the group Whadja Find Today
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Gold intricately carved pencil / tool ?

I apologize for the poor quality of my photos. (best I can do)My step-grandfather was an architect. A clue to what this item is?The pointy end that slides out of the body is hollow, much like a mechanical pencil you see today.  A yellowish gem / glass is on one end.  What am I???    …See More
Apr 14, 2018

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