"yes...its a tie/cravat pin and you have the "safety" as well. That prevents the pin from working its way out. Since hardly anyone wears ties anymore, even to church, weddings or funerals they have become very passe. I began collecting them…"
"should be late 1800s to early 1900s, here in New England they only stopped using them when electric doorbells came in first using dry cells then transformers to convert 110v. I have never seen one that was not brass so yours is kind of a surprise,…"
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