- Mar 31, 2005
I brought these by mistake (poor auction pictures), but am happy to have them none the less. Now I am wondering just how old they are? They are either made from a very low carbon steel or iron. The backs are covered with file marks, so I figure they are hand formed. The hour habd is 4 3/4 inches from end to end and the minute hand is 5 3/4 inches long. They are a fairly simple design and I get the feeling they are quite early. Is there a way to determine when they would have been used?