Thursday, July 1, 2010

Who Can Tell Me What This Is?...

Here is a tiny hint.. It was used by women in the Victorian times.



















I will post the answer tomorrow!

16 comments:

Oregon Equestrian said...

I hesitate to venture a guess!

JJ said...

This is tough. I am going to guess just for the sake of being a sport. Hmmmm...it seems like this thing attaches to the woman in some way. Those pincsher ends are for something...they look like they open and close by pressing on the top part. Hmmm...is it for picking up undesirable objects? Maybe a glove holder? ha ha, this is hard!

JJ said...

Another guess :) is it a clapper or an attention getter? Like if you bang the ends together, it makes a dinging noise? That's my final guess!

shannon said...

Is it for tightening a corset? Chastity belt? *blush*

panavia999 said...

Looks like a "third hand" tool, like a person would use with sewing and making braid. Like a Sewing bird, which is a table clamp in the shape of a bird, where the clamp is the beak. A very handy tool BTW!
Or else, I am way off. :-)

non-breeder said...

They attach to your hat to your coat so you don't lose it while hunting.

jane augenstein said...

I would call it what "panavia999" said, a third hand used in sewing. Because I have one, not a beautiful old on like these but a newer not so pretty one! But I can tell you it is a life saver at times when one needs another hand. I have used it many, many times, a great tool!!!

Beth said...

No clue but I can't wait to find out.

WarPony said...

I KNOW!!! They are lovely little nose pincers, so that the lady can avoid being forced to suffer through offensive odors which might "give her the vapors" but still have her hands free.

*chuckle*

gowestferalwoman said...

They keep your skirt from flying up on those wild rides?

Dreaming said...

Clueless in Colorado!

instigatorkate said...

I vote for nose pinchers too! It must have been awful before the advent of indoor plumbing.

Laura Maynard said...

I vote for what non-breeder said! Had no idea til reading that and it totally makes sense! No more hat headache by wearing your hat a size too small to keep it on your head :)

Donkaloosa said...

Attaches your hat to your coat so that your hat doesn't fly off and get lost.

Laura Maynard said...

Ok, I'll try again. It must be used to connect something movable to something stationary, or something like that. Could those clips be used to hold gloves while the loop is attached to a button on a dress? Or after some google searching for "victorian era clip women" I found a skirt lifter?

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

So glad I didn't try to guess this one-lol.