What Is This Tool?

Decorating By allycook Updated 12 Jun 2008 , 10:37pm by Housemouse

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allycook Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 8:14pm
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I have had this in my box for years and never used it. Does anyone know what it is and how it is used?
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Muse Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 8:16pm
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Looks like part of a copper windmill.

Or fancy rabbit ears for better reception on your 1930's tv.

Swanky scissors without the handle.


Clearly, I have no idea.
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cupcakemkr Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 8:25pm
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looks like stencils

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chutzpah Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 8:25pm
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It's a stencil so you can make c-scrolls and curlicues.

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ccr03 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 8:30pm
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Aw, yes, this is clearly an antique chicken head cutter. Housewives would use this in the preparation stages for chicken soup. The reason it have Victorian-type designs was so it would have a bit of a feminine touch to it - because as we all know it is not very lady-like to kill a chicken.


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allycook Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 9:54pm
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Love the answers! Now if I could just catch that chicken.

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mommycakediva Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 10:17pm
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it looks like it s for scrolls and stuff! Maybe also used for spacing drop strings, that what it looks like to me any way!

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Housemouse Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 10:37pm
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I have a similar tool to the one in the photo. but not as attractive a scroll. I've never used it... but would have used it to mark out the top of round cakes with a pattern.

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