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The pictured item seems to be approx. 3 - 4 inches long.

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#208 Answer from Kovelskovels.com 2019-11-20 13:51
Thank you for your answers! This is a shoe button hook, used to lace shoes or boots.
#207 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!Scrapking 2019-11-17 07:05
We have a few of these nifty gems. 2 have identifying labels- Eagle Shoe Store 754 Penn Street Reading PA on one side other side "Queen Quality Shoes"-(this handle is "guitar" shape.) Handle is flat with raised metal advertisement as stated. One also has flat handle with raised metal"The Hanover shoe". We summise these cool pieces if Americana indeed used to fasten tighten shoes boots skates
#206 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!cap949 2019-11-16 14:43
It's practically unanimous! Buttonhook' Though quite utilitarian in appearance, My grandmother had one with a pearl handle, though the curve of the hook end was smaller. I understand there were corset hooks as well back in the day!
#205 Hookjhalford97478 2019-11-15 18:20
Sorry hay hook would be larger than 3 - 4 inches.
#204 Hookjhalford97478 2019-11-15 18:19
This a hay hook. Used one when growing up on farm.
#203 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!bluemoonbay 2019-11-15 10:43
A bootlace tightener.
#202 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!rkullery 2019-11-14 23:47
Yes, it's a button hook. I have several. Back in the day, that's how you fastened your shoes. And the shoes then came up pretty high, and therefore had MANY buttons. And they were little round ones that would take a long time to get through the little buttonholes. So, you would push it through the hole, grab the button and pull it through. And, then, onto the next one, but much faster than by fingers alone!
#201 Ice hookvikingwife 2019-11-14 22:04
It was used by the Iceman to hook the blocks of ice when he delivered them for your icebox.
#200 What's it Wednesdayrbulger 2019-11-14 16:46
It's a shoe lacer
#199 whatsitwednesda ygtoman 2019-11-14 16:00
device to aid women in buttoning up their dresses.
#198 my best guesslweatherill 2019-11-14 13:53
I think its a hay baling hook to grab the bale and hoist it onto the truck or pile.
#197 lid lifterWishbone 2019-11-14 13:23
this is used to remove lid of dutch oven that is in campfire
#196 Janet GrassoJ76Gr 2019-11-14 12:42
A metal hook from an old-fashioned wooden screen door
#195 Is it this?richnchris 2019-11-14 12:41
I think it was used in the shoe fashions when they had to button up their high buttoned shoes.

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