Miniature Bone Toolset

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Miniature Bone Toolset

This dates from 1914 and was made by Prisoners of War in France. This is made from bone and shows a variety of objects such as hammer, saw and cricket bat.

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  • 1. At 14:47 on 7 June 2010, Jill Noble wrote:

    In have a set of 4 similar objects. They were found in my pram in Huddersfield in 1941 or 42.My mother made every effort to find out wheren theyn had come from without success. On holiday in the Isle of Man in 1971 we saw a similar set in the museum of witchcraft but nobody there could explain why they were there. My husband claims my mother was a witch and a member ofmher coven gave them to me!

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  • 2. At 19:43 on 24 October 2010, mrwohl wrote:


    I posted a picture of a very similar set of "tools" which I know as "teething bones"
    It has been suggested that they might be walrus ivory rather than bone and given the identification of the original set as "Antiques Roadshow" - I'm more inclined to believe my teething bones theory - reflecting my Sheffield parentage!

    Also the Ken Hawley Trust agree they're "Teethers"


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  • 3. At 20:03 on 24 October 2010, mrwohl wrote:

    I should also have mentioned for Jill...

    I'm not really surprised they were found in your pram - spat out no doubt!


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