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Thread: Hand forged iron hook with an eyelet on the end?

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    Hand forged iron hook with an eyelet on the end?

    Found this iron relic near a 1700's cellar hole, but it may not be that old. It's some sort of hook with a large eyelet on the end. No idea what it could have been used for. It's about 10" long and I think hand forged. Any help would be appreciated.


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    Hi, Tim.
    My guess - Item was hung next to fireplace using the eyelet and the hook end was used to lift pots and lids or swing the arm that held the pots over the fire. Just a guess and probably wrong. Nice find in any event.
    HH
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    Maybe a button hook .but the hook doesnít look quite right.
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    Maybe a button hook .but the hook doesn’t look quite right.

    It does look a lot like a button hook, but I think it's too big for that use.

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    My guess - Item was hung next to fireplace using the eyelet and the hook end was used to lift pots and lids or swing the arm that held the pots over the fire. Just a guess and probably wrong. Nice find in any event.
    That is a definite possibility, but I'm not 100% positive.

    So weird that I find a lot of iron relics that are no longer being manufactured today. I have a whole box of stuff that I save only because I can't figure out what they are or what their purpose was back in those days!
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    Most likely the hook that held the cellar door open, is my guess.
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    That's a good thought too.
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    Meat hook
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    fishing hook made by one of the good ol boys back in the day
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    Great guesses, but not sure if any are correct. I think the eyehole is too big to be a hook to hold the cellar door open. Meat hook is a possibility. Maybe to hang meat to cure in a smoker? Too big for a fish hook, unless they were snagging fish with it.

    Next time I find a mystery iron relic, I'm leaving it behind! LOL!

 

 

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