Squirrel chain - Squirrel chain

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University of Wolverhampton

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Nancy Cox and Karin Dannehl

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2007

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'Squirrel chain - Squirrel chain', Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820 (2007). URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=58882 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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Squirrel chain

[squirrel-chain]

Squirrel chain is a term not found in the dictionaries and only once in the Dictionary Archive among a list of knick-knacks and TOYs [Tradecards (1698)]. Probably it was similar to a WATCH CHAIN or SCISSORS CHAIN, being decorative, but suitable for keeping small items of value or use safe when carrying them on ones person.

Not found in the OED online

Sources: Tradecards.