This is a handy tool for testing various substances found in antique jewelry. Press the button and the tip heats to a glowing red almost immediately. Quickly touch the hot tip to the underside of a testing surface like amber, gutta percha, bakelite, celluloid, tortoise, horn, or vulcanite and determine the substance by the smell. It will leave a mark, so test quickly!
We will include descriptions of what each substance should smell like on a small business card. It is part of our soon-to-be-published "Antiques at a Glance" set of cards.
Purchase price includes 2 AA batteries. We test the batteries before we ship.
Buyer pays actual shipping and a small packaging fee.
Please contact us for shipping outside of the United States.