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1514. 4" long, two white ceramic parts with a metal base:
1515. 2" long, an unidentified piece of hardware submitted by a visitor:
1516. Approximately 20" long, circa 1860, take a look at Neatorama for more guesses on this item:
1517. Around 36" long, patented in 1895:
1518. 59" long overall:
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Last week's set is seen below, click here to view the entire post.
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