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From: Sonia W Addis-Smith< >
Subject: Re: Can anyone id this object
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 22:58:41 GMT
On Mon, 26 Jul 1999 18:25:14 +1200, Carol Orr wrote:
>I am hoping that some one can identify an interesting looking object that
>turned up near Whakatane.
>Its basic shape is a scissors about 14cm long. It appears to be made out
>of wrought iron. in place of the cutting blades it has an interesting
>setup. One 'blade' is shaped to a gradual and central point with a small
>hole about 2cm before the end..It has a box about midway along. The box is
>about 1 x 2cm. It has 4 sides and a bottom.
>The second blade simply consists of a flat 'lid' that fits down into the
>box. By opening the 'scissors' the 'lid' is lifted out of the box. By
>closing the 'scissors' one could press the lid down onto anything that was
>in the box.
I think what you are describing is an old CANDLE SNUFFER. I am
looking at a picture in an antiques book which exactly matches your
With best wishes from England
Sonia Addis-Smith, Bedford, England