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Guess the Antique - Items I haven’t Been Able to Identify -or- Stump the Chump

Over the last year, I have gotten couple items which I just haven’t been able to identify. For some reason, that only encourages me to buy it! See if you can offer any help and post your thoughts in the comments. #1 - Some kind of needle or primitive pick? (SOLD) I got these with some other upholstery and rug making or repair lot, so best guess might be some kind of rug or upholsters needle. They are made of steel (magnetic), too heavy to be knitting needles which are traditionally lighter weight. SOLVED : Bull pin #2 - Some kind of mini sewing machine-like device? (SOLD) Got this recently, haven’t researched yet. It’s a bit rusty and cast iron, about 6” tall, and it moves/rotates in some way, but all the rust might be jamming things up. Some medieval garlic press maybe? There are 1/2” needle like tines below the small platform. SOLVED : Reasonably certain this is a device to get the pits out of grapes or raisins (based on what the buyer told me, but sounds right). This was the fastest