#103 Unknown Thing from the Past
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JHut
Registered: Dec 17, 2002
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This oldy does not have any markings on it... If you know what it is then please "chime in" to enlighten me. Could it be a pipe holder with a cleaner rod? Thanks for looking.







Tom Harpstead
Registered: Jul 08, 2007
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My guess ... a hanging ink well ? or hanging cigar ash tray ?



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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Oil lamp I believe.



PatrickE
Registered: Mar 07, 2010
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I think it might be a Tinder Box. The rod on the right would be the steel striker. Grip it from the bottom, strike the flint on some combustibles and you've got fire.

Pretty sure that's what it is ... but not 100%



JHut
Registered: Dec 17, 2002
Total Posts: 1367
Country: United States

Thanks for the replies! I did a Google on cinder box and various pipe/cigar ash trays and did not find anything similar. I am still thinking cigar ash tray (the metal rod would be to poke a hole in your cigar) or a pipe holder (metal rod would be to clean the pipe).



scottinash
Registered: Jul 10, 2009
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“Phoebe” Grease/Lard oil lamp
http://www.wendyhamiltonantiques.com/crusie.html