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Posted 12 months ago

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Worn surface, hard metal material. Found in krakow, Poland. Approx 2.5” tall. Really neat looking, like a little man. I figure it may be a key to a primitive style trunk or clock case perhaps.

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  1. Katsuripottery, 12 months ago
    From a technical point of view this is a form of a "split screwdriver" used for unscrewing caps/lids to service some form of equipment. It just made it more difficult for the average person to interfere with equipment that had a standard screwdriver slot. regards katsuri pottery
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 12 months ago
    Could be the barrel wrench for the early Bergmann or MP 28-II submachine guns.
  3. remrogers, 11 months ago
    This was a "fuse" setter for explosive artillery shells in the mid 1800's. Used on both round projectiles and those that were elongated.
  4. TallCakes TallCakes, 11 months ago
    interesting item... here's similar from US Civil War:

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