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Measure: 2.75” long
Simons Bros of Philadelphia, PA was started in 1839 by George Washington Simons, at that time, they were manufacturers of gold and silver thimbles and pencil cases. The company grew rapidly from there, expanding to include many gold and silver items including (!) tooth and ear picks, earrings and finger rings. These bodkins are marked “Sterling” with the Simons Brothers hallmark. They date to the period between 1900-1930. This pair is engraved in beautiful script “EAM” and “MEM”. Bodkins are used to thread ribbon or elastic through fabric casings, a very handy tool indeed! These are a great addition to a collection but could still be used for their intended purpose!