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The listing, Thing-a-majig Whosi Whatsis has ended.

I have not idea what this is and neither does anyone else that I have shown it to. It came in a box of antiques that I acquired. I though I would list it here fir fun and see if anyone can shed light on what it is. It is 2 3/4" tall. It looks like it could be a salt and pepper shaker, but it doesn't have any holes in the top.
Winner pays exact shipping. If you send me your zip code I can let you know what shipping will be.
I will combine shipping on multiple items.
I will consider free shipping with a higher GIN amount if I am able, but be aware the amount may be considerable more than the current listing amount. If interested just comment.
I take Paypal or money order for payment. My Paypal address is Please, note which item you have won when you are paying the shipping. I will also take concealed cash although I don't recommend it. I have not had any problems and have always received the cash, however, I can't be responsible for lost payment. Another option that has worked nicely is if you would like to send stamps for cost of postage.

I am sorry I cannot do free shipping from the start.

I will mail within 7 business days of the end of the auction and/or when payment is received. I live in a very rural area and get to town about once a week.
I regret to add that I need payment for shipping within 7 days OR at least contact me for other arrangements. If you bid and do not contact me or pay shipping, I will keep your credits and relist the item. As I wrote, I regret this, but I have had too many people who have not responded to my emails or will not want to pay shipping and want their credits back.
I proudly reuse and recycle packing envelopes and materials.
Thank you so much for your interest! Have fun!
Questions & Comments
What is it made of? all glass?
Oct 28th, 2017 at 4:30:49 AM PDT by
The two tubes are made of glass, the rest is plastic. The little black and white pegs at the top are suppose to push the rubber toppers out in the bottom. Only the white one works. Imperial Metal Corp. Made in USA Pat Aug, 5 1930 is embossed on the bottom. I haven't been able to find anything about it on the internet. I would love to have your opinion. :)
Oct 28th, 2017 at 12:06:25 PM PDT by
These is a combined salt and pepper shaker. You turn it over, depress the button and fill through the bottom. The plastic is the original melamine called melmac. I have a couple sets, they're pretty nifty.
Nov 4th, 2017 at 10:38:28 PM PDT by
That is what I thought but it just seems like the salt and pepper would come pouring out the bottom when you depressed the pegs. It seems like it would be hard to fill as well. Pretty cool though.
Nov 5th, 2017 at 9:20:09 AM PST by
Nov 6th, 2017 at 6:22:11 AM PST by
Nov 6th, 2017 at 9:44:09 AM PST by
yes these are Imperial Metal Mfg Co NY 1930 Bakelite/Glass Salt+Pepper Shakers.
This interesting piece is made primarily of glass & bakelite and was patented Aug. 5, 1930.When you press the black or ivory button it causes the bottom to push open & dispense salt or pepper/black
Nov 10th, 2017 at 4:32:01 AM PST by
Thanks so much for the info! It is cool and curious. I'll leave it up and see if there are any takers. If not, I will relist it with your info. I figured someone out there would know more about it.
Nov 10th, 2017 at 3:45:26 PM PST by

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