It's called a bull hook. You tie a rope to the round handle. You shove the
hook up a bull's ass, and he'll follow you anywhere, but has to walk
backwards. This is the first chromed one I have seen.
Oh wonderful- now I am gonna go crazy all weekend trying to figure it out.
Do you happen to know what previous owner did for a living? That may be a
I was gonna say retrieval handle for some sort of submersible pump, but they
wouldn't use stainless for that. Maybe a tool to pull tires out of a rack,
like out back at a tire store? Shove the hook between the tires, and rotate
to catch the bead?
You will post the answer when you find it, right? IIRC, somebody in an old
thread had a link to a weird tool website with pictures of mystery tools,
but I didn't keep the link.
Previous owner was an engineer. But he retired 30 years ago. That tool was
not sitting on a shelf, it was "hooked" onto a crank arm of a awning window,
and dangling there.
Np septic tank, well not now anyways, it is on city sewer.
Looks like a kind of pallet hook,
although it might be somewhat small.
If it was hooked near an adjustable
awning, it could have been used
to adjust said awning .... maybe not the
exactly right tool, but one that
was substituted ..... just a guess.
Hanger for a hammock? The triangle end isn't likely to be a "handle",
or it wouldn't have the straight piece up the center. Looks like
something that could have had straps fastened on that end.
Something you would use to hang game to clean it?
Fasten a long rubber band to junior's trike and hook it to the mailbox
so he can't get lost?
I have personally used a device similar to this. Milk delivery
people use such a hook. Allows you to pull a stack of milk crates
which are on a small wheeled dolly. You can't push the milk, or
it will fall over.
Christopher A. Young
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