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Posted 8 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, 8 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, 8 months ago
    Could be the barrel wrench for the early Bergmann or MP 28-II submachine guns.
  3. remrogers, 8 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, 8 months ago
    interesting item... here's similar from US Civil War:

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