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Spice grinder

Grinder from an unknown manufacturer from the interwar period. Material: nickel-plated brass alloy, glass. The morphology and decor is classic, with only a hint of the influence of art deco. The object is fully functional and fits well in the hand....

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The BOCK

Box made of cedar wood cannot deviate from the long tradition of making and packing Caribbean cigars. Few products can smell so pleasant for a long time. The combination of a light cigar, the Pearl category in the Cuban style of the 1930s, with a...

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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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