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    Default Could someone identify this Instrument

    Hello guys I found this tool in a flea market.

    It clearly shows this a tool belongs to product of Perry and company. The of Birmingham Pen Co.
    Can anyone have a idea what is this or why it carries the brand name of a Pen nibs???
    Thank you for your help.
    have a look at these Photos please...
    CHEERS !!!


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    Default Re: Could someone identify this Instrument

    ... looks like a letter opener from the pics that I can see properly...

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    Default Re: Could someone identify this Instrument

    I agree that it looks like a letter opener. It appears to be bent in some of the photos. That could be from someone trying to open somethings else and bending in the effort if it is.

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    Default Re: Could someone identify this Instrument

    Looks like a prison grade shiv

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    Default Re: Could someone identify this Instrument

    Is it just me or are there some tiny thumbnail images on there? Are they exactly the same as the bigger ones?
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    Default Re: Could someone identify this Instrument

    Thank you guys !!!
    @ Chrissy you are right. these are few images I found in a site. They are very bad and useless as with the images can't get any idea .
    This is why the Telephone photography is bad sometimes.The thumb nail photo shows some thing but it not clear.
    I think this is a letter opener Or could be a Post master 's dragger.

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    Default Re: Could someone identify this Instrument

    Or could it be an eraser, like this?


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    Default Re: Could someone identify this Instrument

    Probably not given the length.

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    Default Re: Could someone identify this Instrument

    Letter-opner-2.jpg

    Letter-opner.jpg

    Thank you everyone who answered this. according to you I now guess it must be the same. It is about 8 inches long

    This seems to be a letter opener made by PERRY AND CO. LTD. England. The nib company. I received this as a gift today

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    Default Re: Could someone identify this Instrument

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Or could it be an eraser, like this?

    nice old picture Fred
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    Default Re: Could someone identify this Instrument

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril View Post
    Letter-opner-2.jpg

    Letter-opner.jpg

    Thank you everyone who answered this. according to you I now guess it must be the same. It is about 8 inches long

    This seems to be a letter opener made by PERRY AND CO. LTD. England. The nib company. I received this as a gift today
    That is definitely a letter opener!

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    Default Re: Could someone identify this Instrument

    Quote Originally Posted by An old bloke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril View Post
    Letter-opner-2.jpg

    Thank you everyone who answered this. according to you I now guess it must be the same. It is about 8 inches long

    This seems to be a letter opener made by PERRY AND CO. LTD. England. The nib company. I received this as a gift today
    That is definitely a letter opener!
    yup
    or an excellent (and quite fancy) shiv

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    Default Re: Could someone identify this Instrument

    trans-orbital lobotomizer

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    Quote Originally Posted by INeedAFinancialAdvisor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by An old bloke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril View Post
    Letter-opner-2.jpg

    Thank you everyone who answered this. according to you I now guess it must be the same. It is about 8 inches long

    This seems to be a letter opener made by PERRY AND CO. LTD. England. The nib company. I received this as a gift today
    That is definitely a letter opener!
    yup
    or an excellent (and quite fancy) shiv
    An ice pick was the shiv choice back then. Cheap, ubiquitous, and easily acquired.

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    Default Re: Could someone identify this Instrument

    I think the bend is original to the opener.
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    Default Re: Could someone identify this Instrument

    Quote Originally Posted by dneal View Post
    I think the bend is original to the opener.
    I agree after seeing the second, more recent, set of photos.

    It's actually a quite well designed tool.

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    Default Re: Could someone identify this Instrument

    My guess is tactical ice pick.
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