The person who sent the photos doesn't own the tool but said that there
"very likely was a pipe organ. Most of these German Catholic churches had
large pipe organs in them."
But I sent the photos to a pipe organ repair company and they didn't
recognize the tool so it's still a mystery for now.
2608 - The hooked top obviously pivots. I've tried various searches
of vintage piton, wire piton, pivot head piton and similar.... I've
used "screw" and "nail", rather than piton, as keywords, also. The
pivoting hooks might can be used as a self latching latch, for a gate
or some such. The screw part, to me is for screwing into wood and
it's large enough for a latch.
Another idea I had, remembering the paint can carrier from the What Is
It? Set 448. Something like a linemans piton for holding tools or
wire (temporarily?). I've tried various "utilityman's" and "utility"
All such searches have failed to find something.
Maybe a jack for removing the old rectangular wooden pipes? put
it under the pipe, step on the lever while your hands support the pipe?
Not sure what they would use with the lead pipes, however. I
think that the brass ones are usually non-functional and out there for
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