Hello from Hazard!
We were waiting for feedback on Item No. 1154 and received some guesses. Monroe Harbage said the handle on the back part is a turning part to tighten a machine part. You turned the handle down to lock it in place. He says his memory says there is an internal threaded end on the lower part of the round end to accept a bolt.
Bob (Mo) Modraski, of Canton, Ohio, said it is a shut off valve on an oil drum.
George H. Wimer, of Tidioute, Pennsylvania, believes it is a bottle caper. The portion with the yoke shaped area is grooved to fit around the ring on the glass beer or pop bottle just below where the cap fits. The cap is placed on the top of the bottle and the handle is pushed down to lock the cap in place.
Thanks to all who responded.
Richard Bader, of Middletown, New York, picked up the item at an auction.
Going way back in our files, Randy Winland, of Prospect, Ohio, submitted Item No. 1155.
Do you know what it is or how it was used? Email us at email@example.com; or by mail to: Hazard a Guess, c/o Farm and Dairy, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460.
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