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    Quote Originally Posted by namxat View Post
    Thanks for all the comments!

    When I read the comments from AARC and Plug&play I thought YES!! A candle scissor or a highly ornate sewing scissor.

    I still am 90% convinced of this, the only thing I dont come to terms with is the loop for a chain or key ring. Who carries scissors on chain, its even dangerous if it opens.

    Antiquarian, clearly to small for a door key, I was thinking more to a teachest or desk key. Besides its not so tiny it looks on the pics. It´s quite heavy.

    Reanm8r, dont think so since its quite heavy for a looking device. Would be quite a pain in the face.


    Greets Namxat
    Who carries scissors on a chain? Why , ladies of course! L.o.l..

    Don't overlook "chatelaines". Some had decorative sheaths/holders for scissors to fit in.https://www.google.com/search?q=ladi...w=1517&bih=694
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    Sorry,

    I will try to find something else next time. Mind you, any ruler or similar here is metric so this would even add more confusion.

    In fact I thought it was a good idea, since this item is available everywhere in the world. Perhaps a "crystal pen" or a "sharpie".

    Greets Namxat

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    Quote Originally Posted by namxat View Post
    "On the continent, the people have good food. But we in England have good table manners"

    No honestly, I never heard of such an item in the whole of Germany. Chances are slim that an English Gentleman traveller lost it here.

    Greets Namxat
    If you Google "grape scissors Germany" you will have your answer. Many made in Solingen along with other types of cutlery. Circa 1900. The style is actually art nouveau, not necessarily English Victorian.

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    There he goes again. Thanks Matt!

    I agree on the scissors. I guess I used the wrong term when I said monocle. I guess it would be more of a small looking glass that hung from a chain or cord around the neck.
    Phil

 

 
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