What is this thing? Not the pencil
>property is on a well
>house on property, built in 1958
OP thats a crank. A special item used for gaining access to certain puzzle locked areas.
sometimes it even needs to be modified or combined with another piece in order to work.
>You no longer need this Item. Will you discard it?
Too rusty to tell but it from one of two sources.
1. a vehicle made before electric ignition
2. a Farm tractor made before the mid 1950.
They were used to push the cylinders to the top of the compression stroke close to the spark plugs.
Cool find, but not worth a whole lot.
More precisely, cranks were used to rotate engines through a few intake/compression/ignition/exhaust cycles in order to start them.
It has an eyelet for hanging on a wall so it may be another sort of crank but it's not for a fastener. Tractor cranks typically don't have eyelets because whatever was connected to said eyelet would wrap around the crank during use.
Fuck I'm old.
Didn't engine cranks have some kind or one-way release so it would pop off when the engine started? That thing looks dangerous because it would stay on and keep spinning.
My sailboat has something like that, different style, but it gives you mechanical advantage for pulling the boom back.
third this. here's one with the same triangle shaped drive end.
also the handle part doesn't "spin"
so presumably for something you're maybe not even turning a single full rotation