Posted 3 years ago
Can anyone help identify this strange item? (Photos will appear if you click on the blanks.)
He is made of cast iron and pivots from his feet to give a pecking action. Plinth is nearly 10cm long. There is a tiny fork (steel) protruding from his beak. He pecks through the opening and right down to the bottom of a trough inside, his 'fork' goes through a hole in the bottom of the trough.
Update: Thanks to information received here, it seems clear that he is a woodpecker toothpick (perhaps, maybe, or) match holder. I'd really like to know where an when it came from now. Any ideas?