Happy Thursday all, and welcome to another edition of…. What the Heck Is It?
In the last What the Heck you guys helped out with two mysteries. One for Lynette, a TRV reader, and one for me.
The concensus was that Lynette’s lucite square thingies were parts of a belt that were linked together with metal pieces. I can imagine that retro belt all put together. I would probably even wear that today.
And after the great suggestions from your guys I did some google research and found that my mystery items are used in a Cuttlebug machine. Even though I watched a You Tube video I’m still not quite sure how they work exactly. Seems a bit like magic to me.
Thanks to all for your comments. I’m so grateful for your wonderful suggestions. 🙂
Now on to this week’s mystery item.
I found this at my local Salvation Army store for 50 cents. The design in the middle is very worn and it’s hard to tell what it used to be.
It looks very old and measures about 6 3/4″ across.
It has a lovely patina and the four feet are very ornate.
It’s about 2 1/2″ high, and the two grabber thinges on the side make me think that it once had a lid of some sort.
Not sure what the four raised pieces are for.
The bottom is marked Toronto Standard Silver Co Ltd., 245, and below that are the words HARD WHITE METAL
According to my research this company was started in the late 19th century, and then it merged into the International Silver Co. of Canada Ltd in 1912.
Which means this piece is prior to 1912 because of the mark.
So I know who it was made by and approximately when, but I have no idea what it actually is.
What do you think?
What the heck is it? Any ideas?
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!