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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2007
9:51 PM

Post #3592360

At times my DH does property cleanup on abandoned properties. He came across these. I'll just call them 1-5 (left to right). Now I know that 2 & 3 are can openers. But there are other unknown (to me) things that they were used for.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2007
9:52 PM

Post #3592363

I flipped them over - another view...
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2007
9:53 PM

Post #3592366

a picture would have helped...

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2007
9:55 PM

Post #3592370

He also found these binoculars - they are apparently very old.

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mrsholsti
Camp Crook, SD
(Zone 3b)

June 8, 2007
9:57 PM

Post #3592373

A couple of them appear to have markings on them that I can't read from the pic. That might help to identify.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 8, 2007
10:05 PM

Post #3592395

#4 reads stainless steel Germany
#5 reads Pat Pend

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Big_Red
Bethelridge, KY
(Zone 6a)


June 8, 2007
10:15 PM

Post #3592431

The first is a bone handled meat serving fork. The little attachment at the handle end of the fork is so that when it is flipped open, you can rest it on the table without the fork touching the tablecloth.
mrsholsti
Camp Crook, SD
(Zone 3b)

June 9, 2007
1:59 PM

Post #3594493

This is just a wild guess, but could #4 and #5 be for use with cheeses? They look like they're designed to "shave" something, maybe for cutting samples in a store before purchase?
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2007
2:33 PM

Post #3594597

BigRed - Thanks! Would you have any idea regarding the type of bone?
mrsholsti - I've never seen anything like them!
Big_Red
Bethelridge, KY
(Zone 6a)


June 9, 2007
3:25 PM

Post #3594767

MySharona,

Actually it's what's called a "stag horn" or an antler from a deer. ☺

Red
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 9, 2007
3:49 PM

Post #3594847

Red (my nickname!) - Thanks!
I always find it amazing the things people throw away.
The little blade on the side of #3 is a doozie! Sharp too.
Raggedyann
Lawrenceville, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 2, 2007
5:50 PM

Post #3809973

Your hubby found some neat treasures. I have a bottle opener with the stag handle like yours. It came from a set that belonged to my ex's grandfather. I still have the shot glasses that were in the set, they are made from aluminum.

Susan
schickenlady
Sherrie In, NH
(Zone 5a)

August 15, 2007
11:37 AM

Post #3858720

The black binoculars could be Opera Glasses. Type that into ebay.
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 22, 2007
12:31 AM

Post #3883858

Can opener (item number 2) opened cans, bottles and paint can type lids.

The second can opener looks like it is much older.
Johntique
Winter Park, FL

August 29, 2007
4:54 PM

Post #3913956

Greetings! ... Number 1 is a meat fork with antler handle; it would have been part of a set with a carving knife - and perhaps a sharpening steel. Number 3 is a can opener. Number 4 is a citrus knife with zester (for cutting thin little strips of lemon or lime peel without taking the underlying pulp) Number 5 is a zester.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 29, 2007
10:13 PM

Post #3915132

Thank y'all so much! I really appreciate it!
RobertinAtlanta
Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

January 13, 2008
3:45 AM

Post #4394170

What is #2 called? I have been looking for one for ages! My mother has one and I have searched online to purchase one for opening canning lids, but haven't found one. Does anyone know what they are called and/or where to get one?

Thanks,
Robert
Big_Red
Bethelridge, KY
(Zone 6a)


January 13, 2008
4:13 AM

Post #4394313

It's a can opener, used before they invented snap top cans. You probably can find one in most any antique/collectible shop.
shellabella
West Central, FL
(Zone 9b)

January 13, 2008
6:06 AM

Post #4394727

To give you an idea of #2's age, we had one when I was a kid and it was new...1960's era.
Hemental
Waynesboro, MS
(Zone 8a)

January 16, 2008
1:25 AM

Post #4407485

No 2 can be found in most grocery stores.
They are still used to punch a pouring spout in large cans of juices and cans of evaporated milk.
They were a necessity a few years ago to pop beverage cans.
I have one that also has a lip to pop jelly lids.
We called them church keys in my younger days.
RobertinAtlanta
Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

January 18, 2008
3:20 AM

Post #4418301

Thanks for all your help. I guess the one I am looking to purchase the one that opens jelly lids. It looks like #2 item in the first picture and believe it is from the 60's/ 70's era. I thought someone would have one for sale!
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 22, 2008
8:54 PM

Post #4439371

bwaaahahhaaa. The items from my wedding shower are in the collectibles category. I'm am surely not that old...
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 22, 2008
10:36 PM

Post #4439756

Thanks! I remember some of them from my childhood, but not all.
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

March 29, 2012
3:27 PM

Post #9062294

[quote="MySharona"]At times my DH does property cleanup on abandoned properties. He came across these. I'll just call them 1-5 (left to right). Now I know that 2 & 3 are can openers. But there are other unknown (to me) things that they were used for.
[/quote]

The carving fork on the left looks like what my mother had, even down to the surface of the handle. But I remember the metal piece flipped up to protect your finders when carving. The second is a multi bottle opener. It opened bottles from the middle, but would pierce a can from the top (I use a simple one for piercing olive oil tins one end, to prevent the "slurping" when pouring), and I think if you used the two little hook over bits at the bottom - they would help get lids off also. The two smaller objects are pretty much for cheeses - chefs use them to this day, but I can't get a good look at the red handled one.
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

March 29, 2012
3:29 PM

Post #9062295

[quote="MySharona"]a picture would have helped...[/quote]

Yes, the red handled one is for opening bottles and tins. It could pierce a tin to pour out the contents, or even open a tin of beans, stick in the point and move up and down, and it would cut a ragged opening to the top of a can.

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