Posted 5 days ago
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.