This is a very old fruit auger or sugar devil. It was used to loosen dried fruit or sugar that was in barrels. The Weekly Screw has a good web page about these types of tools. It includes a picture of an advertisement for this fruit auger. The patent was filed May 20, 1875.16" x 9.75" x 4.25" 1.4 Lbs. Check my other items . Combined shipping available by request.