Friday, April 1, 2011

Can You Guess the Artifact?

Our next mystery object is made of metal. It's small, slender and designed with coils around the top, and it can be found in the kitchen. Can anyone guess what it was used for?


Check back on Monday for the answer!

7 comments:

  1. I don't know the name of the tool, but it's used to lift the circular grates on the top of the stove.

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  2. stove handle for the burner cover.

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  3. A lid lifter for an antique stove.

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  4. Yes, we've seen this one! I believe this is a re-tread of an earlier "guess this artifact"? :)

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  5. antique? this is found in nearly every house in the north east with a woodstove.. Though I don't actually know what the lifter is called.

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  6. It's a handle for lifting the stove lids.

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  7. Yup. It is used to lift the round grates, originally in coal and wood stoves and then the coal and wood stoves that were converted to gas. They installed the pipes for gas into the old stoves. We had one of these converted stoves when I was a kid.

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