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Odd tool found in an 1866 Georgia Farmhouse

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Recent activity503 of 202221Axe head found under 1866 South Georgia FarmhouseOld tool or wagon part found on old This Georgia Farm. What is it?
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    Posted 5 days ago

    PaulNix
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    This mystery tool was found in an 1866 South Georgia Farmhouse. The tool is very flat, and has a hole in the top end to accept a wooden handle. There is a small hole in the side of the top to secure the tool to the wooden handle with a nail or screw. The flat, wide part of the tool is about 8” long.
    Someone told me it was used to dip pine sap out of a “bowl” at the bottom of the tree (before tin cups), in the naval stores/turpentine business. But don’t know for sure.

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    1. Brunswick Brunswick, 5 days ago
      I do wonder due to its flatness, if this was a kitchen aid in the day..taking food to and from heat source??

      Thomas.
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 5 days ago
      Interesting thought Thomas, here's another. ;-) Maybe something that 'stirred' something else though not necessarily in a kitchen, perhaps laundry in a kettle, or animal feed, or ??
      Also guessing that it's maybe 8-10" long, but can't quite tell for sure by the pic. Are there any marks whatsoever on it, PaulNix?? You can add up to 3 more pics to this showing by using the <edit> button...??
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 days ago
      Thomas, you are describing a "peel" for inserting or removing food from stone (etc.) ovens. Have used them & nothing like Dutch stone oven bread !

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