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iconnumber posted 08-14-2003 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for castrong     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need help identifying the following. I originally thought corn holders, but don't think they would pierce corn very effectively. These are silver but I can't find any markings as to content. (I am assuming not sterling since they are not marked) They are monogrammed on the end of each barrel with an Old English S. They are also marked with the following on the handle rest: F. P. Pfleghar & Son; New Haven Conn.; PAT. Sept. 8-96"

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iconnumber posted 08-14-2003 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My vote is corn cob holders. Have you tried using then for that. I note the rest which would keep the cob off the plate.


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iconnumber posted 08-18-2003 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also vote for corn holders. Corn on the cob was becoming fashionable for middle-class "genteel" folk in the late 19th century (in fact I've seen pictures of people in a fancy dining room eating corn with their hands); such novelties would have been a natural way to create a "genteel" way to eat this kind of food.

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