Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Do You Know What This Is?

 Anyone know what this is?  Maybe a candle snuffer? Some kind of mold maker?  It's scissor-like and all brass and yes, I purchased the darn thing without a clue what it is.
I went treasure hunting at an "event" and came home with "stuff".  More stuff.  But, I do know what I am going to do with all of it........except the scissor-like thing that I don't know what it is.  The apothecary bottle and letter tiles are for Halloween, the building blocks for display, the pipe, hand and brass skillets are for jewelry and the small horse shoe is for my studio.

10 comments:

coltpixy said...

It is a candle snuffer. Look on this page and you will see an illustration of one similar. http://www.oldandinteresting.com/tallow-candles-snuffers.aspx
I wonder how old it is, the one you got.

Barbara said...

Of course, it's a mold maker! And I'm sure it had your name all over it, the Queen of molds. Slap some polymer in there, give it a squeeze, and see what you get! More seriously, I don't have any idea what it really is. Lol
Quite a haul, Marlene, and as always I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it all. I assume the broom and glasses will find their way in there for Halloween also.

Barbara said...

I know, I know (hand waving in the air!)...I bet it's a candy mold.

Barbara said...

Forget the candy mold, it's definitely a candle sniffer. Sell it on eBay!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Brass-3-Footed-Candle-Wick-Snuffer-/320677703549?pt=Folk_Art&hash=item4aa9e16f7d

Now that's been solved, so I can get on with my day. Lol

Barbara said...

It's also a wick trimmer! Marlene, don't need to publish
my numerous comments, just love a mystery. :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Brass-Candle-Snuffer-Oil-Wick-Trimmer-Solid-Brass-/251155805481?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7a0d7529

Beadwright said...

don't have a clue what that thing is. Does it have wax in the cup part? What ever it is I like it. LOL
Nicole/Beadwright

A Half-Baked Notion said...

Yep, Marlene, they're candle snuffing scissors, used to trim the wick and put out the candle flame at the same time, I guess. Google "candle snuffer scissors" and you'll get all kinds of neat images and links.

Judith said...

It's a candle wick cutter, snuffer.

fulgorine said...

Please let us know what the scissor thing is if you ever find out!

Its All About Creating said...

Wow. Thank you one and all!!! I apologize for not getting the comments published sooner. Late night. So it snuffs out little fires eh? Yes, I will have to do some thinking on this one. I'm sure it will end up hanging from the Halloween candelabra.