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Offline Paul S.

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Ed. Moore double sided shell for what?
« on: October 26, 2010, 07:57:47 PM »
Thought I might have seen this before, but now can't find a pic.   Pressed, and with the Reg. No. of 107316 for Ed. Moore inside one of the shells - and extremely faintly in the other.   About 10"/250mm long, with a pair of small shell grooved stub feet under each side.  But what was it for.......double sided sweetmeat  -  large pair of salts  -  pickles ??   Anyone know.    No. first registered on 05.09.1888, although this particular example may not, of course, have necessarily been made then.   Thanks for looking, and all answers gratefully received. :)


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Re: Ed. Moore double sided shell for what?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010, 09:33:31 PM »
Jam and marmalade I'd suspect, Paul, although Jenny Thompson gives that design as "double shell light" whatever that may mean.

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Re: Ed. Moore double sided shell for what?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2010, 09:59:50 PM »
Nibbles?
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Re: Ed. Moore double sided shell for what?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2010, 10:47:25 PM »
In the dishes or on the dishes?  :wsh:  :ooh:

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Re: Ed. Moore double sided shell for what?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010, 12:13:42 AM »
Pipe smokers thingy. Presumably for crooked pipe.
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Re: Ed. Moore double sided shell for what?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2010, 06:11:51 AM »
For some years we used one for spicy homemade pickles, simply because it fitted rather well into a Tupperware box which kept the aroma contained.   I know of one on a busy office desk with paperclips one side, small rubber bands the other, and large rubber bands over the handle.   I call it a sweetmeat, which is shorthand for it's what you want it to be.  ;D

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Re: Ed. Moore double sided shell for what?
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2010, 06:45:57 AM »
It amuses me when the Americans have named glass thingys for every possible use, whereas we just have thingys. I'd go with jam and marmalade.


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Re: Ed. Moore double sided shell for what?
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2010, 07:46:41 AM »
Preserve set?
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Re: Ed. Moore double sided shell for what?
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2010, 09:40:19 AM »
my thanks for ALL replies.   Anne, my apologies - I had looked thru Jenny Thompson, but obvioiusly too quickly and didn't see this  -  and yes, you may of course have for the Glass Gallery.   If you need better/other pics. let me know :)
In view of the depth of the 'shells', then suggestions re jam/marmalade/preserves are perhaps more likely than anything else - but pipes, I can't go with. :)
Really, quite a versatile piece - and I guess any kind of preserve/nibbles/nuts can be accommodated, so a genuinely useful piece of kit.
I can appreciate the use for paperclips/rubber bands etc. - very practicable  - and reminds me of the flower dome that sits on my desk in front of me now.....into which I poke pens and pencils......couldn't have been designed better if I'd tried. ;)


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Re: Ed. Moore double sided shell for what?
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010, 12:37:37 AM »
Hello

Davidson categorized several of these double dishes as Jellies or Sweetmeats and called one with a tall handle a Pickle.  Sowerby called one a Double Sweet or Butter.

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