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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I don't know what this tool is. It measures 14 inches long. The "ball" on top is 2 and a half inches long and one and a half inches wide. All I can think of is a honey collecting device or a tool for repairing large fishing nets. If anyone knows what it is I would surely appreciate finding out. I'm so glad I found this site. Thank you.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Hi! I think it is a tool for hot chocolate, like on this page:
    2. alien-j alien-j, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the input. They do look a lot alike. Mine does have a hole in the end of the handle, which is why some think it's a weaving tool for fishing nets. Considering that I found it in the desert type area of Southern California out in a field, neither one makes much sense... Any other ideas?
    3. junkcollector junkcollector, 7 years ago
      Not sure why it doesn't make sense. Mexican hot cocoa is made using similar tools... My first thought was also a hot cocoa tool.
    4. alien-j alien-j, 7 years ago
      Thank you junk collector. I guess it does make sense. I don't know much about Mexican culture (or about making hot chocolate, obviously). Any ideas on the age of such a tool?
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      I would tell you to research vintage or antique wooden honey dippers. They come with all different style heads. Out in a field is where the bees would be. Give it a shot, you may be pleased. They aren't terribly valuable but a fun novelty.
    6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      The grooves in this indicate it was used in a large honey pot to fill smaller jars or bottles. These were never washed and always kept in the pot. Smaller ones were used to dip out of the smaller bottles or jars, they had grooves around them. Once you had them coated with honey you stirred your tea or coffee with them. Smaller ones were always washed. I remember them when I was young but the bees and I didn't get along.
    7. alien-j alien-j, 7 years ago
      Thank you, fhrjr2. I also had "honey collector" come to mind when I found it. I don't know much about the honey collecting process, I have an aversion to bees myself (bcuz of an extreme allergic reaction to their stings. I will see what I can find. A good day to you.

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