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need help identifying this antique

Posted by QueenSheeba (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 9, 12 at 22:46

My Grandmother gave this to me yesterday, she said it belonged to my Grandfathers Grandmother, which makes it from the 1800s. Unfortunately i really don't know much about it, i'm guessing its some sort of letter opener, although i could be wrong. It has some writing on it, i think it says 'english make' and the initials 'W.D'.
Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.


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RE: need help identifying this antique

I think it's a "pipe scraper", although way fancier than the usual ones. You scrape the gunk out of the pipe with the blade end.

They usually came in sets with a tamper for mashing the tobacco down so it burned evenly.

Look up "pipe nail", "pipe tamper" and "pipe scraper"


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