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Sale IN206 Lot 3

Rare Cased Set of Frank Fidler "Perfection Patent" Mechanical Olive and Pickle Tongs

ca. 1900, Sheffield, each with silverplate fittings and turned celluloid handle, presented in the original indigo satin- and velvet-lined embossed paper-covered wooden case.
l. 6" and 8"; case 9-1/4" x 3-1/4"

Estimate $75-125

**Both of the handles have a narrow split running about half its length, but both are secure. The push-button mechanisms are clean and fully functional. The olive tongs stamped "Fidler's 'Perfection' Patent" and the pickle tongs "F.F. Patent". The case is in good shape, but the paper is split along the outside hinge, the lid being held only by the interior.

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