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iconnumber posted 06-05-2005 11:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hello     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Hello again, this time with another silver object made by gorham. It is only 1 1/2 inches wide. I don't know if you can make out the marks, but they lion anchor g (gorham) date letter K (1878) as well as on the opposite side patent 1878. This suggests that it may have only been made for one year as the patent date matches the date letter. I'm thinking some type of sewing device? The bottom edges of the circular holes are fairly sharp, as if to grab hold of something. The loop comfortably fits onto my finger(and my hands are not that big). Anyways, any help appreciated. Tip - if you have a hard time picking up hallmarks on spoons and such, try your scanner,- worked better than my camera!!

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iconnumber posted 06-05-2005 11:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sewing seems logical. There are similar things used for holding and stretching ribbons. I don't exactly understand how they work, or why they were needed, but they do exist. Very nice silver example. Thanks for sharing.

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iconnumber posted 06-26-2005 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tmullins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could it be a corn scraper? Various forms were made about his time although none seemed to wrok well.

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iconnumber posted 05-06-2015 11:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
See the answer: Gorham "Whatzit"

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iconnumber posted 05-06-2015 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need that for my husband, who is always getting a spot of sauce on his shirt.

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