Thursday, December 9, 2010

What Is This??




Hi all. I know it has been a while since my last post. I will post again real soon. Lots of great finds in the past month! One thing I found today, which is very interesting! I found this, what looks like to be some sort of bottle stopper. It also has what looks like a coin slot. It is at least 75 years old or older! It is cast iron or heavy steel, It has engraved H and R manufacturing. Anyone that has an inkling of what this might have been used for...I would surely like to know! Thanks for any help!

7 comments:

time worn interiors said...

Not a clue! Can't wait to find out though!
Theresa
aka:tot

Ruby Grace's said...

Just stopped by to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.
Denis

Gracefully Vintage said...

I just love those odd, items like that, you can imagine where and what it was used for- a door handle?Love it.
Great Blog, a Happy new FOllower Ill be back to see what it is..
Merry CHristmas Karryann

Bohemian said...

I'm enjoying all your beautiful Posts... been so busy during the Holidays that I am only now getting the opportunity to enjoy all of the fabulous decorating everyone had done. I love your Banner... the idea of using an old silver trophy as a planter is brilliant! I'm not certain what your oddity is but I enjoy mysterious elements and give them a brand new purpose... I am sure you'll find something to repurpose this interesting item to do.

Happy New Year, may 2011 be all that you Hope and envision it to be.

Sarah Mullanix said...

I'm just taking a guess here but your odd item looks like it could have possibly been a hook type hand for someone who had lost there hand and this was the replacement...sorry, can't seem to remember the correct word for these...that's what it looks like to me anyway!! Love to know what you find out! :)

lvroftiques said...

Hi. I'm just guessing because it may be too large? But is it a pie bird? One you would put in the pie to vent steam? Looks like the hole in its neck could be used for venting something. Vanna

Valkyrien said...

This is a door handle used on fires/stoves. (cant remember the english word, sorry). You just put the end in to a tap for opening tde hot door..
Mette..