OldTools Archive

Recent Search Bios FAQ

272563 Clifford Fales <cfales1407@c...> 2021‑01‑12 Re: Scrapping a piano tomorrow
Another use for ivory when parting out a piano:

In the late 19th & early 20th centuries fashionable ladies carried small 
notebooks with very thin ivory pages   ---- write with pencil and rub 
off to erase.

Front and back covers for the notebook might also be ivory, or other 
material, i.e. mother of pearl, tortoise shell, silver

There is some ambiguity about the names used for this item: 
aide-memoire, carnet de bal, chatelaine.

An example of the most common configuration is:
https://www.google.com
/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fthumbs.worthpoint.com%2Fzoom%2Fimages2%2F1%2F0107%2
F14%2Ffab-victorian-ladies-old-ivory-notebook-w-brass_1_78832331a9c4445a415df14b
9c99f595.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.worthpoint.com%2Fworthopedia%2Ffab-
victorian-ladies-old-ivory-notebook-w-brass&tbnid=kZcT2jYH6AxdRM&vet=12ahUKEwjo0
cPgvJfuAhWCRs0KHSgRDlUQMygDegQIARBX..i&docid=RNOZD_anmf-zhM&w=400&h=232&q=antiqu
e%20ladies%20ivory%20notebook&client=firefox-b-1-d&ved=2ahUKEwjo0cPgvJfuAhWCRs0K
HSgRDlUQMygDegQIARBX
<https://www.google.com
/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fthumbs.worthpoint.com%2Fzoom%2Fimages2%2F1%2F0107%2
F14%2Ffab-victorian-ladies-old-ivory-notebook-w-brass_1_78832331a9c4445a415df14b
9c99f595.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.worthpoint.com%2Fworthopedia%2Ffab-
victorian-ladies-old-ivory-notebook-w-brass&tbnid=kZcT2jYH6AxdRM&vet=12ahUKEwjo0
cPgvJfuAhWCRs0KHSgRDlUQMygDegQIARBX..i&docid=RNOZD_anmf-zhM&w=400&h=232&q=antiqu
e%20ladies%20ivory%20notebook&client=firefox-b-1-d&ved=2ahUKEwjo0cPgvJfuAhWCRs0K
HSgRDlUQMygDegQIARBX>


Someone is now making them from recycled piano keys.
https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fd121tcdkpp02p4.cloudfr
ont.net%2Fclim%2F34624%2Fminiature-
notebook-1340547641.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.goosebay-
workshops.com%2FWhat-s-In-Your-Pocket-&tbnid=Gjuzwa2dyYjM7M&vet=12ahUKEwir5t_1qZ
XuAhUZUc0KHbfMDBMQMygJegUIARC8AQ..i&docid=16QolzCmX_SRYM&w=886&h=287&q=ivory%20n
otebook&hl=en&client=firefox-b-1-d&ved=2ahUKEwir5t_1qZXuAhUZUc0KHbfMDBMQMygJegUI
ARC8AQ
<https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fd121tcdkpp02p4.cloudfr
ont.net%2Fclim%2F34624%2Fminiature-
notebook-1340547641.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.goosebay-
workshops.com%2FWhat-s-In-Your-Pocket-&tbnid=Gjuzwa2dyYjM7M&vet=12ahUKEwir5t_1qZ
XuAhUZUc0KHbfMDBMQMygJegUIARC8AQ..i&docid=16QolzCmX_SRYM&w=886&h=287&q=ivory%20n
otebook&hl=en&client=firefox-b-1-d&ved=2ahUKEwir5t_1qZXuAhUZUc0KHbfMDBMQMygJegUI
ARC8AQ>

Regards,
Cliff

Recent Search Bios FAQ