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Steelerscotty

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Aug 25, 2020
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Hello,
I go thrifting and there were two of these in a bag I bought with some other stuff. I cleaned one up and it is polished silver with a small plain screw on top and hollow inside. I was thinking it was maybe a candle snuffer with out the long handle part that you would hold but I am not sure. Any help on what they might be is greatly appreciated.....
 

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LalaGirl

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Apr 7, 2020
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Hello,
I go thrifting and there were two of these in a bag I bought with some other stuff. I cleaned one up and it is polished silver with a small plain screw on top and hollow inside. I was thinking it was maybe a candle snuffer with out the long handle part that you would hold but I am not sure. Any help on what they might be is greatly appreciated.....
Very interesting! A snuffer sounds plausible, even without a handle, because of the gap between the part that would get hot, and the handle...
 

CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
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Candle snuffer is my best guess as well, but I'm not sure why the screw part would be there unless it's missing a handle of some sort.
 

Steelerscotty

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Aug 25, 2020
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So every ones best guess is a snuffer. Then I will call it a snuffer!!! :) I left pictures and a description on another site and got no response, so thank you guys for your comments.
 

Steelerscotty

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Aug 25, 2020
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I’m thinking it was a candle snuffer and the screw held in a hollow handle of some sort, which is now gone.
That's what I was thinking. The screw on top comes off and you can put on different handles and put the screw back on. Its a plain screw so I am thinking it is probably a little old.
 

embe

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Jul 14, 2019
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Doesn't look very old, assuming no hallmark on the silver. If the screw threads are metric or imperial might help
 

Steelerscotty

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Aug 25, 2020
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Doesn't look very old, assuming no hallmark on the silver. If the screw threads are metric or imperial might help
It doesn't look old because I did a hell of a job polishing it up. :) I was figuring it was older because of the plain and not phillips screw and it is not metric.
 

Steelerscotty

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Aug 25, 2020
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Are you sure it is silver? Looks like stainless steel or even chrome or nickel plated.
I used silver polish to polish it up. Its not stainless. I don't If it's chrome or not. I don't know my metals that well. Any guesses on what it might be?
 

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