✅ SOLVED Unknown object

Casey13

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Good evening everyone. Found this small clasp looking object today while detecting. Have no idea what it was used for and can't find anything on the company.
 

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I agree it looks more like a hanging attachment than a garment clip. I think it may be the hanging hook from the back of an old wall clock since the only plausible “Present & Co” that comes up was a jeweller in NY who specialised in clocks (grandfather, mantle and wall).

From the Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, 1906:

“The branch jewelry store of Present & Co., at 444 Main St. [Buffalo NY], is undergoing alterations, which will make it one of the finest establishments of its kind in western New York. An extension is being made to the rear of the store. A new front is being built, and fixtures of the most modern sort are being installed.”

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Don't know what it is, but I found one that's almost identical and would like to know, also.
 

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I agree it looks more like a hanging attachment than a garment clip. I think it may be the hanging hook from the back of an old wall clock since the only plausible “Present & Co” that comes up was a jeweller in NY who specialised in clocks (grandfather, mantle and wall).

From the Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, 1906:

“The branch jewelry store of Present & Co., at 444 Main St. [Buffalo NY], is undergoing alterations, which will make it one of the finest establishments of its kind in western New York. An extension is being made to the rear of the store. A new front is being built, and fixtures of the most modern sort are being installed.”
 
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Casey13

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Thank you so much everyone!! I agree with you guys that is a hanging attachment.
 
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