Antique Coal Furnace Tool KEELEY SHAKER Old Fire Tender - eBay (item 310054619809 end time Jun-02-08 19:48:05 PDT)
This vintage tool is a Keeley 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, "Keeley, 192K."
One shaped end fit over a furnace piece to do the work. The other end is a hollow cage handle to keep it cool enough that you didn't burn your hand. I'm guessing it's made of steel.
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