Sunday, January 22, 2012

Interesting thrift store find , but what is it?

I couldn't pass up this little wooden item for 25 cents. I have no idea what it is though. My husband thought maybe a candle holder that can hold any size candle; just turn the handle to adjust tension on the candle. Sounds good, but I'm not sure. Any ideas?


Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Hmmm~ now you have my curiousity up~ not sure what it is~

Traci said...

Happy Sunday... That little gadget would be a nut cracker... You place the nut to be shelled in the cup and twist the handle to crack it... my hubby makes them similar to that.. Blessings,

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

What a awesome find!
I always like object that are different and unique!
Prim Blessings

Kim said...

I was going to guess nutcracker too. It is a neat little gadget whatever it is.

oldecrow said...

It's a nut cracker.I used to have one like it years ago.( Like maybe 30 years ago!) Used it to crack walnuts.
Have a great day!
Olde Crow Mercantile

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Yup... Nutcracker!

Carmen and the Primcats

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Morning...They all got it right its a nut cracker..Now you'll have to go buy a bag of nuts and play with your new toy!!

Have a great Sunday!!


Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Nutcracker. Cool, huh? Nice find.

Julia said...

Lucky you, what an interesting find. It's a nut cracker for sure. I googled antique nut crackers images and saw several with the same screwed handle. One was even carved fancy. JB

Janet said...

What a cool find! Its very unique too. Have you tried it yet?

P.S Thanks for stopping by my blog.

primitive ole frugal mumma said...

i would never have guessed nut cracker ,awesome find!!

Blessings Heidi

Barbara said...

Nut cracker. I have one like it.