Featured My old Ivory Whatsits..............soooo what is it >?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by komokwa, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    3 inches tall
    7/16ths...tapering to 5/16ths.....at the carved end.
    solid ivory....with black inlay design....& red at the end.
    Open on both ends...

    I always thought it was a cigarette holder....but modern ones are too large to cram in the opening, & I don't have any 1920's ...on hand.
    ( no staining from use...)

    Or, is it something else ?

    I've had it for so many years , I can't remember where or how I got it......:oops::oops:

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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Is it open right straight through? If you hadn't said it was open at both ends I would have guessed an etui missing its cap(s).
     
  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    The top...looks to be threaded inside....the bottom....clean.....but yes , drilled straight thru !!
     
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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    funny, I hadn't noticed that before !!! :oops::wideyed::wideyed:
     
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  5. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

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  6. Shangas

    Shangas Underage Antiques Collector and Historian

    Perhaps a seal handle, missing the brass seal at the end?
     
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    A parasol handle?
     
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  8. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    A rare suppository administration device... for reluctant children... :troll::joyful:
    Involving bent child and blowing Mom:rolleyes:;)
     
  9. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

  10. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    I thought a stanhope was a type of horse-drawn carriage. I get to increase my vocabulary today. Woohoo!!
     
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  11. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Komo, does the other inside end look like this, as Bronwen suggested??? If so, you'd be missing an end cover......

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  12. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    How the heck do they get a photo of that miniscule image on the end of that screw in piece???? I have an end piece with a mini image, & would LOVE to get an image of it (of can't find it ATM!!!!)!!

    EDIT:
    THAT TINY hole you look through and this maybe 1/8" in size is what you see!!! Amazing!!

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  13. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    I'd think a cigarette holder missing its mouthpiece...

    ~Cheryl
     
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  14. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    a needle case was my 1st thought.......but I had not noticed the threads inside the turned end.
     
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  15. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    thinner and smaller than a king sized cigarette.....so...don't think so ..
     
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  16. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    u have a furtive imagination.......but i'll bet if u came across one......you could fix it !!!! :happy::happy::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
     
  17. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    yes...the small end does seem to be threaded that way....for about a quarter inch inward.
     
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  18. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I'm bummed I can't find my little end with the picture in the end....I remember it's a couple........
     
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  19. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    Could it be the handle of a mans razor?
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  20. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

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