Antique Coal Furnace Tool PENINSULAR SHAKER Fire Tender - eBay (item 310055024509 end time Jun-03-08 18:28:56 PDT)
This vintage tool is a Peninsular furnace shaker used to tend the coal fire. From time to time the fire needed shaken down or more coal added or ashes removed to keep the home fire burning. Lots of fun. The shaker is marked, "Peninsular, 2."
One shaped end fits over a furnace piece to do the work. The handle end looks somewhat like a fat screwdriver. I'm guessing this furnace shaker is made of steel.
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