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Item is brass with solid handle.  upper part is hollow with less than dime size holes on each side close to handle on hollow end.  has mark of N1 visible with another set of smaller numbers about 5 digits long that aren't legible.  total length is 11 1/2" long.  the barrel diameter is 3/4".

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CabbitCastle
CabbitCastle

4 years ago

These are just speculations:

Looks a bit like a lever or handle, as in a replaceable top piece. I could imagine it as a brass handle of a ship's steering wheel, or a lever on a locomotive.
Reminds me a bit of an organ pipe or whistle as well, though it probably isn't.
Might be some kind of plumbing or bathroom part.

The lateral scratches along the rounded part look like the item has been turned on a lathe. Might imply a custom-made item. At the very least it's rather odd that all the scratches are lateral and pretty parallel.

The holes are not threaded, right? Or is there any thread inside of the hollow part? The octagonal part would imply that it did get screwed onto something.

Also, do you have any additional information on the part, or have you just found it in a box somewhere?

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Fred N FrancesM
Fred N FrancesM

Answer 4 years ago

Thanks for your input ! None of the holes are threaded . I received this from my neighbor a couple of years ago when he moved . It has been on a shelf in the basement ever since ! No more info, I think it just looks cool ! Thanks again , Fred

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iceng
iceng

4 years ago

A pinned tool insert holder to scrape the inside of a wood bowl... The octal wrench edge probably holds the lock pin and prevents the undesirable twisting of the handle out of users hand.