Today my “Antique Group” met and Kathy brought this interesting item. She thought they might be sugar snippers. From afar I suggested tiny melon ballers, or even grape ballers they were so small. Upon examination, I really think, and a few other concur, that they were a mold for lead bullets. Any other guesses?
Open View of item. It is approximately 6″ long, maybe a little longer.
Notice the little hole when they are shut. I think this was for pouring the lead into the instrument. Was the number “85” the size?
Back of item. No hole for mold ~ right? Any other guesses or knowledge of what this really is? Am I right in my assumption? Anybody know?