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Old 10-15-2016, 09:10 PM
Spoke Spoke is offline
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Identify this antique wooden household object

This object was found among my elderly aunt's things when she passed away a few years back. It is carved wood, about 6 inches end-to-end. I have it in my head that I have seen an object like this before, and that it has some useful function, but I can't call it to mind.

I believe it came from my granparents' home. They set up housekeeping in a nice house on a dairy farm in northwest Georgia in 1912 or thereabouts, and mantained the household through the 1960s.

It is possible, of course, that the object could be still older, passed down from an earlier family member.

I think this is either a kitchen item or came from my grandfather's desk where he conducted his business affairs. Those are the two places I feel like I might have seen it before.

Any ideas?