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    Posted 3 years ago

    Horseradis…
    (2 items)

    This is a cast iron tool 4.5 inches long. The round opening is 7/8" with a 1" counterbore. A 1" diameter slug could be set in it and then squeezed with the other side that has a 1/8" protruding pin that would contact the center of the slug. Guesses from the coffee crowd were: nut cracker, button maker, leather punch, etc. Solved by UncleRon! Antique shotgun shell reloader tool

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    1. lzenglish lzenglish, 3 years ago
      Is the protruding pin drilled and tapped?
    2. lzenglish lzenglish, 3 years ago
      I think it may be a vintage or antique lemon/lime squeezer, missing the strainer basket insert, and push ball, like the one below. Just my guess tho.

      https://www.google.com/search?q=antique+cast+iron+hand+press+kitchen+tool&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiy0qjtzcXVAhVJ8mMKHcFfDJ8QsAQIJw&biw=1093&bih=510#imgrc=Hiv2LjVgsTxtWM:



    3. lzenglish lzenglish, 3 years ago
      try again...........
      https://www.google.com/search?q=antique+cast+iron+hand+press+kitchen+tool&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiy0qjtzcXVAhVJ8mMKHcFfDJ8QsAQIJw&biw=1093&bih=510#imgrc=keDal6XOWXi2wM:



    4. Horseradishman1 Horseradishman1, 3 years ago
      Thanks Izenglish...The pin is part of the handle casting. One piece and the end is flat. The sixth picture from the top on the right looks like a very possible....
    5. lzenglish lzenglish, 3 years ago
      This one?.........https://www.etsy.com/listing/479979898/antique-cast-iron-lemon-squeezer-hand

      I also think it is close to this one, and your ceramic strainer, and 1/2 round plunger ball is missing. I would think the ceramic parts were designed to be removed for washing. And it would make sense the pin is not hollow and tapped, so as not to require a tool to remove it for cleaning. Again, just my opinion, and more coffee table ammo for you and yours to debate! lol Good Luck!
    6. lzenglish lzenglish, 3 years ago
      https://www.etsy.com/listing/479979898/antique-cast-iron-lemon-squeezer-hand
    7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      I have been watching this post......somehow it hits a sour note with me, hehehehe!
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      It's so small though, maybe for a garlic press, or berry press, but not lemon/lime, and definitely not a potato ricer! :^)
    9. UncleRon UncleRon, 3 years ago
      It is a tool to press the new primer into a used shotgun shell when re-loading.
    10. Horseradishman1 Horseradishman1, 3 years ago
      I call this solved! Thanks UncleRon. I googled it and saw two like this one. This is a great site. Thanks everyone for your ideas.
    11. Trey Trey, 3 years ago
      Welcome to C.W. :)

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