What Is It? Game 50

Today's collaboration with What is it? Blog is special: it's the 50th game we've posted! To celebrate this milestone, we're giving away a Free Neatorama T-shirt to two winners: the first correct guess on what the object is for correctly, and the funniest (but wrong) guess!

Place your guess in the comment. One guess per comment, but you can place as many guesses as you'd like. Please post no URL, let others play. For more clues, check out What is it? blog.

Good luck!

Update 1/12/08 - here's the answer:

"Lok-un-lok" tool, it was used by the driver of a large car or truck to reach over and lock or unlock the passenger door.

Though no one got it right, I like Andy #19's creative guess - so congrats for winning the Neatorama t-shirt, Andy!

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Interesting observation - this was used (and useful) at a time when the locking studs on cars all had a knob at the end to make it easy to grab. Unfortunately, that knob also made it easy to grab with a wire forced through the window. At some later time, all locking studs were tapered to prevent that. (Anyonw know when?)
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It looks like an old tobacco pipe. They were made out of ceramic, and they were long like that so that after one person smoked from it, another could break of the end and keep smoking.
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Looks like a wheel tapping hammer (to check train wheels are sound) - except the plastic bit on the end would mean it didn't work.
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