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Wheelwrights traveler for measuring the circumference of a carriage wheel

Wheelwrights traveler

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The Wheelwrights traveler, as it is called, measured around the…

Door wedge intruder alarm

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This is a door wedge intruder alarm and despite looking simple…

Climax Cigarette rolling machine

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The Climax Cigarette rolling machine was used for hand rolling…
A Porringer is was used to serve soups, stews and similar dishes.

Porringer

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This little dish is called a Porringer and was originally used…
Escargot pan for cooking and serving snails

Escargot pan

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This is an Escargot pan but did you think that this was used…
A Nutbrown pastry cutter for cutting circles from a sheet of pastry

Nutbrown pastry cutter

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This is a Nutbrown pastry cutter, sometimes called a biscuit…
cabbage or vegetable masher

Cabbage vegetable masher

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Rare Cabbage vegetable masher, a wooden kitchen implement dating…
Gibson medicine spoon used to administer unpleasant tasting medicines beyond the taste buds in the mouth

Gibson Medicine Spoon

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This is what is known as a Gibson medicine spoon invented by…
Used for marking timber

Timber Scribe

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This is called a Timber Scribe, a Timber Race knife, or sometimes…
Portable leech jar used to take leeches home for personal treatment

Portable Leech Jar

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This is a portable leech jar. As you can see it is a little jar…
Plasterers twitch used to plaster rounded corners

Plasterers Twitch

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Plasterers twitch is the slang name for a plastering tool used…
Bunion Stretcher

Bunion Stretcher

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This is called a bunion stretcher, have you ever had a bunion?…
Mail bag opener , used in a post office sorting office to cut the string holding the mail bag closed

Mail bag opener

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This is a mail bag opener. It is approximately 19cm (7 ½ inches)…
Bottle opener for Codd bottles

Codd Bottle Opener

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A Codd bottle opener, made of wood and little more than 1 ½…
Ink erasers and quill pen sharpener, early implements used in the 1800s

Ink Erasers

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These are ink erasers and quill pen sharpeners they were used…
Rapid Sicer made in Germany during 50s and 60s

Rapid Slicer

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This a called the Rapid Slicer and it really is a strange looking…