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    Hi everyone,

    was hoping for some help figuring out what this was...

    Is the phrase on the front an idiom? Something like "breathe on a mirror," but what does that mean?

    Is it a wallet?

    thanks,

    JW


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    It translates as "Please breathe on mirror"; it's not an idiom but a simple instruction.

    No doubt that this was once a pocket mirror that has the actual mirror missing from the protective cover.

    As to why one should breathe on it, I don't really know. The best guess is probably to see whether someone was still breathing when checking their vital signs. (At that time this method was still taught.)

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    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    It translates as "Please breathe on mirror"; it's not an idiom but a simple instruction.

    No doubt that this was once a pocket mirror that has the actual mirror missing from the protective cover.

    As to why one should breathe on it, I don't really know. The best guess is probably to see whether someone was still breathing when checking their vital signs. (At that time this method was still taught.)
    Thanks! very interesting. Would have never thought that could be its purpose.

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