My sister sent me (via email) a picture of an old tool and asked me to identify it. Below is her description:
This item was found in a tool box that was purchased at a yard sale. The purchaser said he was told the tools were supposedly owned by a retired and long deceased telephone company technician. It is about five inches long and is coated with a red rubber substance on the spoon end inside and out. Do you have any idea what this is?
I would be very grateful if you or someone you know can identify this item for my friend.
mikebeets said: Possible that what you call the spoon is the handle of some type of awl.
The tool may have been used to poke holes in wooden poles or planks ?
The rubber ? is it rubber of old dry wood ?
I thought it might be some sort of awl too but how would you hold it ? There is no "handle". I asked my sister for more pictures but she was only sent the one. It looks sorta like a shoe horn but the red rubber coating on both sides confuses me. Maybe it really wasn't used in the telephone field. I uploaded the image to google but got zip
Disclaimer: By providing links to other sites, FatWallet.com does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to FatWallet.com.
Members of our community may attach files to a post in accordance with the User Agreement. FatWallet is not responsible for the content, accuracy, completeness or validity of any information contained in any attached file. Files have *not* been scanned for viruses. Be especially wary of Excel files which may contain malicious content.
Earn Cash Back while you shop - just 3 simple steps.
1. Sign Up so we know who to pay! (It's FREE.)
2. Shop through FatWallet for deals from your favorite stores. Your online purchases earn Cash Back that builds in your FatWallet account.
3. Get Paid by requesting a payment via check or PayPal.
FatWallet coupons help you save more when shopping online. Use our Coupons Search to browse coupons and offers from thousands of stores, gathered into one convenient location.
As part of our FatWallet Community, you can share deals with almost a million shoppers in our forums. Forum content is generated by consumers for consumers. Share deals, money-saving tips, and more. It's FREE, fun, and addicting.
Our customer experience team is here around the clock - real people ready to assist.