Newsletter Guess the Item Answer

 

January 2017 Newsletter Guess the Item Answer 

 

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ANSWER: "This little pistol comes apart to reveal a pencil, fountain pen and inkwell set"

Well done to any of you who guessed correctly! 

 


 

Christmas 2016 Newsletter Guess the Item Answer 

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ANSWER: "SILVER CIGAR LIGHTER IN THE FORM OF A LIGHTHOUSE"

This silver cigar lighter is hallmarked London 1909

Well done to any of you who guessed correctly! 

 


 

Autumn 2016 Newsletter Guess the Item Answer 

 

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ANSWER: "MILITARY MORSE CODE SIGNALLING TORCH"

 

This is a military, hand held torch, for signalling morse code by producing flashes of light. Of the type used during World War I, the torch is dated 1919. It is made of white metal and covered in black leather.  At the end is the convex lens where the light is pulsed producing a morse code signal. The button to operate the torch is just below the top.  There is a metal strip around the centre of the torch where the maker's name and serial number is clearly visible:  'Fandem Co Ltd 1919 - 504972'.  There is a clip at the bottom of the torch for fastening to a belt

 

Well done to any of you who guessed correctly! 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Summer 2016 Newsletter Guess the Item Answer

 

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ANSWER: "EARLY BRASS JUICER"

This is a Victorian or Edwardian brass juicer for squeezing oranges or lemons. It would probably have been wall-mounted so that a jug could be held under the fruit while winding the handle..

Well done to any of you who guessed correctly! 

 


 

 

Spring 2016 Newsletter Guess the Item Answer

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ANSWER: "THIMBLE AND NEEDLE CASE"

This is a Victorian or Edwardian combined thimble case and needle case.

Well done to any of you who guessed correctly!  

 


  

Christmas 2015 Newsletter Guess the Item Answer

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ANSWER: "WATCH THE BIRDIE"

Dating from the early 20th century, this was used by photographers to make children smile for their photo.
The small brass tank at the bottom was filled with a little water and then the birdie was mounted on top of the camera.
When the photographer was ready to take the photo he would call out "watch the birdie" and then a puff on the pneumatic bulb
would send a jet of air and water through the bird's beak making it sing.

Well done to any of you who guessed correctly!

 

 


 

 

September 2015 Newsletter Guess the Item Answer

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ANSWER: BRASS RECEPTION DESK BELL

This is a very rare French Desk or Hotel Reception Bell from the second half of the 19th century.

A similar bell can be seen on the forum of the American Bell Association (near the bottom of the page).

 

Well done to any of you who guessed correctly!

 

 

 

May 2015 Newsletter Guess the Item Answer

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ANSWER: MAP MEASURER

This is a small curvimeter or map measurer (also known as an opisometer or meilograph).

It was used during the interwar period to measure the distance on maps to be travelled by bicycle or motor transport. 

The wheel would be set to zero by screwing it over to one side.

It was then rolled along the road route to the destination before reading the position of the wheel against a set scale to assess mileage.

Well done to any of you who guessed correctly!

 

 

January 2015 Newsletter Answer

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A beautiful and unusual item. It's a Sailors bible.  Well done to any of you who guessed correctly!

Christmas 2014 Newsletter Answer

If you're a cigar smoker then you should've got this one straight away.  One of the more unusual items of cigar paraphernalia.  It's a treen cigar holder.  A fantastic piece, which when the handle is twisted, the rectangular wooden doors swing round to reveal several ornate metal shelves where a cigar can be held.

 

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Autumn 2014 Newsletter Answer

 Admittedly this one was a little tough...so if you've got this one right then very well done.

The item is infact a rare two piece microscope!  A beautiful item which comes in two parts so it can fit easily into it's box.  It features 2 glass slides and dates from around 1900.  They don't make them like this anymore, and not a bad price either at £95.

 

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