Please help me identify this object!

wild69er

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I dug up this object with a rototiller on a friend of mines lot that he has owned for 40 years. I believe this is made of marble. It is semi polished. The inside threads are tapered. I have given the dimensions below. Please help.
LENGTH 3.75"
TAPERED WIDTH 2.25" to 1.50"
THREADED HOLE WIDTH .75"
HOLE DEPTH 1.75"
WEIGHT 12oz.
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Shifter knob.Probably not marble, but bakelite.
 

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Bruce R

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I agree with shift knob, the continental gearshift, better known as 3- on the tree.
 

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It cannot be a vintage car/truck shift knob with a 3/4" thread hole size. Nearly all shift levers are 5/16" and some are 3/8".

He shows .750 inside hole, so that is not how threads are measured. Thread sizes are to the outside of the threads, which would make this thread size larger than 3/4". That is simply too huge for a shift lever.
 

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It cannot be a vintage car/truck shift knob with a 3/4" thread hole size. Nearly all shift levers are 5/16" and some are 3/8".

He shows .750 inside hole, so that is not how threads are measured. Thread sizes are to the outside of the threads, which would make this thread size larger than 3/4". That is simply too huge for a shift lever.
I wanted to say beer tapper handle but with that hole diameter that seems a bit large.Oh well I'll just get another frosty one.
 

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Bruce R

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Looks like I jumped the gun, I went back and read the sizes and I think I'd have to say cane or umbrella handle. I would like to point out that I have some glass shift knobs with 3/4 " fine threaded holes, you bought the knob and the appropriate adapter for your vehicle.
 

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I have seen, owned, bought and traded shift knobs this large before. Like Bruce R said, you bought the knob AND the adapter you wanted or needed. Besides, not all were from cars and trucks. Many were on tractors too and other farm machines...
 

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I just had an epiphany, maybe it's a clutch handle from an antique roto-tiller ! LOL
 

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