What IS it?

Have you ever been to a museum and seen a displayed artifact that you had no idea what it could be used for? I love seeing these "history mysteries" and trying to guess what they'd be used for. Then I read the item's description to see how close I was. Usually I'm way off.

Well, I thought it would be fun to periodically feature an historical artifact that has an unusual name or is itself unusual.

Today's History Mystery feature is:

Photo from Jas. Towsend & Son, Inc.

What is it? (And not just what it does, but what it's called!)

Leave your guesses below in the comments!


  1. My guess is that it would be used to thread elastic through the waist band or other area of a piece of clothing. :)


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