What is it? Game 111

Here's this week's collaboration with the What is it? Blog. Can you tell us what this strange tool is used for? The first correct guess AND the funniest guess win this awesome Ice Invaders Ice Cube Tray from the Neatorama Shop.

Game rules are simple: place your guess in the comment section. One guess per comment, please. You can enter as many guessed as you'd like. Please post no URL or web links - doing so will forfeit your entry.

For more clues, check out the What is it? Blog. Good luck!

Update 10/9/09 - the answer is: A clockwork roasting jack, used to turn meat while it was roasted over the fireplace. Congratulations to PaulS who guessed right and to Abe Normal who suggested that it was a wind up grenade!

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It's an early version of a rectal thermometer. There was an almost identical oral thermometer, and the only way to tell one from the other was the taste.
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