It's about 7inches in length with a blunt point on one end
and a flattened one on the other.
The middle is wood and it has what appears to be dried glue stuck to it, so I know it has been used at some point. It also has a label stuck on it with my grandparents surname on it so I'm assuming it may have been used out of the home.
My grandmother was a great needle woman so may have used it for some type of craft.
My grandfather worked in K-Shoes in Kendal, but I'm sure he would have been provided with tools at work.
So far it's been suggested:-
A sail making tool
Something for making marks in clay
Hand loom tool
But perhaps you know better?
Do you have any items of unknown purpose which you would like to share? Somebody, somewhere will know what it is.
The preparations for the museum are ongoing. This lovely sunny weather has been an ideal opportunity to launder my linens. All have crochet borders. Some were made by my grandmother, others I have picked up over the years, collected just because I like them.
Some are quite intricate.
Some are showing their age. Well some will be over 100 years old.
All ironed now, they smell so fresh and feel so crisp.
Off now to sort out more items for my museum. It's 'Stitch-n-Bitch at mine tonight so I also need to tidy up and make cake.