What is it?

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  1. Aurora et luna

    Aurora et luna Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I bought this antique piece last week.
    Haven't a clue what it is; hopefully someone here can identify its function.
    Hallmarks identify this piece as sterling silver, manufactured in Birmingham in 1909
    Length approximately 3cms
    Cheers

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  2. sammysilver

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    Hanging a napkin under your chin.
    Buzz for 3 fifties this Wednesday
     
  3. Miloman

    Miloman Active Member Silver Stacker

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    What can I tell...?

    Just stating the obvious... It's a fastener of some type.

    Something placed between the clip and the bead slides up to secure it. The "hook" holds it from the other side, e.g. a button hole.
     
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    Miloman Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Ah Sammy, cool stuff.
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Roach holder ? :p
     
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    Miloman Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Nah, Sammy nailed it, it's a napkin clip.
     
  7. sammysilver

    sammysilver Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Every Monday lunchtime I have spag bol at the pub, it will come in handy!
     
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    Miloman Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Very dapper. I think it would suit you perfectly and go to good use. I love how these items have a story... from by a gone era.

    Styling it all the way Sammy!
     
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    Get 2 so sammysilver can have the tablecloth ear to ear :)
     
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    Sammy Drooling all the times!!!!! He will need it.
     
  11. sammysilver

    sammysilver Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    All we need is for Ael to sell it me!
     
  12. Aurora et luna

    Aurora et luna Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    It's a deal!
    Will bring it in on Wednesday
    Cheers
     
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    Golden ChipMunk Well-Known Member

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    Should put on condition , Sammysilver have to use it.
    Takes photos and put in the forum, in this thread ( how he used it ) :p
     
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    sammysilver Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    You make it sound like I'm not the type of chap to use it.

    Ring around.
     

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