I had my eye on a couple of cast iron skillets, but they were a bit rusty and I wasn't quite sure I was capable of using them correctly or cleaning them without ruining them.
And then I saw this:
As a person with a degree in history, I am a sucker for anything that might be considered historical and/or antiquey (yes, I just made up that word, but you know what I mean).
The owner told me what she thought it was, but she never used it for its expressed purpose, only for decoration.
I've googled it and it is indeed what she said it was, but I want to see if anyone can guess its purpose. Any ideas?
(Here's a hint - I think my Ohio readers may have an advantage as they may have seen or used one of these before.)