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Mystery Objects [Aug. 24th, 2017|05:23 pm]
Tony Grist


I found these in the cutlery drawer and think they're winkle-pickers- meaning utensils for eating winkles and other shellfish. This is only a guess. Perhaps you know better....
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2017-08-24 09:04 pm (UTC)
I would say that is absolutely right. We just used some very similar utensils to pick crab out of the shell when we were in Northern Spain.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-08-25 02:30 pm (UTC)
They'd come in handy, I think, with any kind of shellfish or crustacean
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From: ambezi
2017-08-26 08:38 pm (UTC)
Victorian I'd guess and likely for lobster and/or snails?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-08-27 08:59 am (UTC)
I think you're right about them being Victorian. I reckon they could be used for anything that needed to be removed from a shell.
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2017-08-25 10:50 am (UTC)
So that's what an original winkle-picker (as opposed to the shoe) looks like! Fascinating objects. I love those spiral handles.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-08-25 02:31 pm (UTC)
I can't make up my mind whether the handles are bone or ivory.
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