Posted 6 years ago
This item has the words KEZ'L HOOK ptn. apld for.
It is 5 1/2' from top of hooks to bottom of wooden handle.
The handle is 3" long, the rounded metal that goes into the handle is 4" wide, the hooks are 1" bent. The metal used on this item is quite thick, heavy duty , 1/8 inch thick. The wire goes into the handle, but I'm not sure if it goes all the way through. It could, one end could go through handle, be curved up and made even at the top. Then the metal makes the open loop where your hand would fit. The wire is then twisted very tightly 9 turns and the last 2 1/4 inches are shaped into hooks. Does anyone have an idea of what this is and what it was used for. I had it in my antique booth for about a year with the tag say "What Am I?", but never found anyone who had ever seen one before. Suggestions given were: "if you had stacking crates like milk bottles came in and you wanted to stack them, they could not have a attached handle, so perhaps this was used to carry the crates and then removed for stacking." Another one was perhaps used to pull the material used to make rugs and you would need extra leverage to get it really tight. Or perhaps using it on woven chair seats in a similar manner Any quesses