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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Bit of a mystery for me I have no idea what this tool is or what it's used for. There are no markings and it is not spring loaded. I have put it under the title of Sewing tools so do forgive me if I'm wrong.

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    1. hunterqlee hunterqlee, 3 years ago
      Antique boot button hook.
    2. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      It looks like a latch-hook tool. Back around the 1970s, making latch-hook rug wall hangings was popular. I had (or maybe still have) one.
    3. Collectables59 Collectables59, 3 years ago
      I dont think its strong enough for a boot hook but Watchsearchers got it. Neil
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      Yes, latchhook rug tool. I have several here, quite common. They are a couple bucks at arts and crafts stores and about fifty cents at flea market. They seem to last forever unless you bend them which isn't easy.
    5. Collectables59 Collectables59, 3 years ago
      Great info. Many thanks fhrjr2. Neil
    6. Collectables59 Collectables59, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the loves yougottahavestuff, fortapache, Watchsearcher and vetraio50. Neil
    7. Collectables59 Collectables59, 3 years ago
      Thanks pw-collector . Neil
    8. Motoolz, 1 year ago
      I had thought these were made to repair pulls in knitted sweaters and such. The hook was inserted from the back side of a garment where a loop was pulled out. The loop was caught, the latch closed and then the loop was pulled to the back side of the garment
    9. Collectables59 Collectables59, 1 year ago
      Apparently latch hooking is a craft in its self. You can make small rugs, wall hangings and pillows.

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