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Candle snuffer

Design of this object dates back to approximately 1870. It was manufactured in Germany or Austria-Hungary. At that time it belonged to the household equipment of any middle-class household. It is not appropriate to have dirty, or even burned fingers....

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Shaver

Despite the fact that the object will be 100 years old, it has a well-designed ergonomics. The shape is the result of long-term improvement to minimize fatigue in long-term professional use. It was produced by Josef Hahn manufacture in Opava....

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Ink dryer

Double-sided, without handle, indicating that it was designed for normal office work. More expensive versions with a handle were symbols of the status of the owner, similarly like pens....

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Razor blade sharpener

Historical piece of the 40's of the last century, with reference to Swiss thrift, for which they were willing to devise a reasonably complicated but reliable tool. The device was used to grind and polish classic blunt razor blades at times when disposable razors did...

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Wax seal stamp

Antique object, which was an important part of the equipment of every solid work desk between circa 1850 and 1940. Its owner, by imprinting his initials or other graphic expressions in the sealing wax, confirmed, besides his signature, the originality and inviolability of the postal...

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Brass window handle

From 1930 to 1940. Restored and slightly refined surface. There is a story about their purchase, or better said their replacement with bakelite fittings and handles during the First Slovak Republic during the World War II. As a replacement the former owners got the already mentioned bakelite...

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Brass pair of compasses

It was manufactured approximately from 1880 to 1890. A subtle object with a design that already carries elements of Art Nouveau. A beauty shining from the curves of the object is fascinating, there are no more words needed....

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EIKOW

Theater folding binocular from Japan from 1970 to 78. Practical solution for the pocket of a jacket or for women's handbag. The optical properties are quite satisfactory in spite of the small size and weight....

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