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This has me stumped

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This has me stumped

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jgoins Report This Comment
Date: July 21, 2014 09:44PM

There are no markings I can find on it and I don't really know what kind of metal it is either. It has some weight to it and would hurt if thumped in the head with the handle. None of the old timers around the fleamarket know what it is either. None of the edges are sharp so a surgical tool is probably not right and another guess was an old time button hook but it is pretty big for that. Since I don't know what it is I wouldn't be able to say who is right and who is wrong but my guess of a soup spoon for dieters is definitely wrong.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: July 21, 2014 09:59PM

Hmmm, maybe a ladle for pouring molten silver or gold into ring molds or perhaps lead into a bullet mold confused
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quasi Report This Comment
Date: July 22, 2014 04:26AM

Shoes sometimes had buttons once upon a time - perhaps it's a combination of shoehorn and shoe buttonhook.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: July 22, 2014 05:06AM

It's a sewing needle.
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: July 22, 2014 05:37AM

couldn't tell it that was a quarter or a nickel...finally decided it's a dime...next to the shoe horn
woberto Report This Comment
Date: July 22, 2014 06:23AM

I think rope and canvas sails. It's a sewing needle.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: July 22, 2014 08:12AM

If it is a button hook shoes would have had very large buttons and holes for this.

Yes that is a dime next to it for size, Odamna's economy kept me from using a quarter.

I used to be in the Navy and never saw anything like this before, not to say it's not possible.

If someone find what it is for sure I would appreciate it. One person on my Facebook page suggested it was an olive dipper.
euclidean Report This Comment
Date: July 22, 2014 09:12PM

Some kind of core'er or pip remover maybe too large for olives.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: July 23, 2014 06:26AM

I assume the business end of it is the oval open end and the other end is the handle. The doesn't appear to be any sharp edges.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 23/07/2014 06:26AM by jgoins.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: July 23, 2014 07:50AM

It's a woolder but good luck trying to google that.
I'll find something, it's ancient rope making kit.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: July 23, 2014 11:26AM

It is a clay working tool, used in making pottery and sculpture.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: July 24, 2014 04:03AM

I still think it's related to rope sewing, joining or splicing.
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It could be some kind of Woolder, Phid ot a Bobkin?
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[kingsclereheritageassociation.wordpress.com]
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[www.basketryandbeyond.org.uk]
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: July 24, 2014 07:26AM

I have seen clay molding tools and ones similar to this seem smaller.

A woolder seems likely though.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: July 25, 2014 04:36AM

This is the one that has puzzled me for years...