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Posted 6 years ago

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I just want to know what this is I found it 40 years ago??? It is a ll hand tooled and it is metal maybe brass. I am really mot sure. I think something was burnt in it and maybe smoke came out the hole in top.

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
    Is the stem hollow? Maybe a hukka pipe.
  2. dlfd911 dlfd911, 6 years ago
    Resembles an old bed warmer. Look on eBay for bed warmers and you will find some similar.
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
    You give no reference to size. Is it 2" long? A meter long? Bigger than a bread-box?
  4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
    Looking back, a bed warmer is flat on the bottom.
  5. spiritinthesky3 spiritinthesky3, 6 years ago
    Is it long enough to use over a fire to cook with?
  6. poboyjane1950 poboyjane1950, 6 years ago
    It is about 14" long maybe made out of brass. the bowl on the end is 4" in dia. The lid lefts by a screw and lever on the top the screw even looks hand made. I think it is a ritual item of some sort. It is solid.
  7. chinablue chinablue, 6 years ago
    I can't prove it but I believe it's an old ember carrier that you would use to move embers from one fire to another stove or fireplace to start another fire. Bic lighters weren't around and matches were rather hard to come by. I haven't seen one this decorated before, but it could certainly serve that purpose.

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