Enlarge Text


SMTP Error! The following recipients failed: cfox@icccan.com: Restricted email id due to bounce handling

Be the first to guess what the pictured item is by leaving a comment below. If you have your own whatsit, our editors can include it in a future post. Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and attach a clear picture, the size and any markings. Hopefully, we will be able to identify it for our readers! 

The pictured item is approx. 8 inches in length.

What's It 112719

(Photo: Keystone Auctions LLC)

Note: For those of you who signed up to get notified of each response (by checking the “Notify me of follow-up comments” box in the “Add Comments” section) and find it’s generating too much email, you can unsubscribe to the “Whatsitwednesday” comments by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the “Whatsitwednesday” email you receive.


#17 Answer from Kovelskovels.com 2019-12-04 12:50
The item is a fastnacht or donut lifter. It has a cast iron scissor-type mechanism, patented in 1888.
#16 second guessponderosa 2019-12-04 08:14
After watching an old "Dr Martin", I think it is a device for removing tonsils.
#15 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!Kathilie 2019-11-29 13:02
A test tube holder?
#14 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!crangrammy 2019-11-28 09:58
they look like medical instruments to me. Obstetrics tools for female procedures. that's as specific as I should get :)
#13 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!skatyeight 2019-11-28 09:05
I don't have the least idea, but I also don't think any of the previous guesses have any idea either.
#12 pleaterponderosa 2019-11-28 08:31
A sewing device to make pleats as on a skirt or drapes.
#11 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!WendaL 2019-11-27 17:26
I think it is a shuttle and cutter for a hand loom.
#10 wick cutteriamten 2019-11-27 16:13
Cuts the wick on candles in deep vessels - where hands are to big to reach down into -
#9 canning helperp326lc 2019-11-27 15:04
My 1st impression is a helper to pick up canning jars in boiling water
#8 RE: It's #whatsitwednesd ay!Jzelda 2019-11-27 13:18
It's a tool to light a gas stove

Login to leave a comment.

Join The Discussion

Kovels.com is pleased to share your comments. Your postings may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in our print publications. We encourage a variety of opinions, but ask that you refrain from profanity and hate speech. To post comments, you must be a registered user of Kovels.com. Please remember that your username will appear with any comments you post.

Get The Latest Collecting News Every Week for FREE!

Enter your email below to receive Kovels Komments for the latest antiques & collectibles news, answers to readers questions, marks and tips. In your inbox every Wednesday.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Please refer to our Privacy Policy or Contact us for more information.
Kovels Premium