Nice to know what these things are

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Nice to know what these things are

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Anyone seen or know what these things were used for, found using various detectors over the years on my Victorian junk/rubbish tip site.

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They appear to be half sections of Ladies hair clips - fearsome finger trapping devices with sharp crocodile like teeth. Popular in the 1940s/50s. A different photo angle to show the teeth would prove/disprove.

Edit to add :- Google 'Antique Claw Hair Grips' (near bottom of page). ::g

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interesting, thanks sweepstick, done a quick search, cant seem to find any others at the moment, will try get another photo angle. ::g ::g

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jones123 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:52 am
interesting, thanks sweepstick, done a quick search, cant seem to find any others at the moment, will try get another photo angle. ::g ::g
See the edit in the above reply ::g
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Ah 'Claw Grips' would of been the keywords I would of had better luck with ;)

nice Id, Thanks ::g

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Part of the adjustment fittings on men's braces? ...or "suspenders" in the US.
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DiOz wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Part of the adjustment fittings on men's braces? ...or "suspenders" in the US.

That's them! ::g

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