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Old 04-16-2019, 09:14 PM
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Found this the other day in central Texas. Gold gilt or plated. Looks like a clip, maybe a sock garter? What do you think?
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:10 PM
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It appears to be a suspender clip or garter clip.
Notice that the patent date is actually Nov. 17, 1896 - that's how they did it back then.
A patent search should find it.

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Old 04-16-2019, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by matmit View post
It appears to be a suspender clip or garter clip.
Notice that the patent date is actually Nov. 17, 1896 - that's how they did it back then.
A patent search should find it.
Whaaaat. I would have never thought that. Pulled the patent search with that date and found this:

William Alexander Johnston
Patent filed November 17th, 1896
Improvements in Cases or Holders for Spectacles, Pencils, Pens, and other Articles
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Thanks for the comma revelation. That will help me with future finds for sure!

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Originally Posted by matmit View post
It appears to be a suspender clip or garter clip.
Notice that the patent date is actually Nov. 17, 1896 - that's how they did it back then.
A patent search should find it.
Good call. Two learned from this.

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