An Unidentified Object

An Unidentified Object

Do you recognize this object?

8/30/2022 | Mark Hanson, Curator


Our collection records document this fascinating artifact as an unidentified object. Aside from not flying, we do not know what this artifact does. We have scoured the internet and our reference library, but can find nothing quite like it.

About 60 inches long, the 2-inch diameter wooden pole has a heavy chisel mounted on one end. A sharpened metal cylinder is flush riveted around three curved rods driven into the other end. The cylinder’s ends do not meet and leave a gap.

Do you recognize this object? Do you know what it does? If so, please let us know!