- Nov 30, 2004
Any ideas? Found this in a drawer of junk at my mom and dad's house, somehow I feel like it got there from a generation prior to theirs. It appears to have some faint lettering indicative of advertising for a fertilizer company? "Orion" is visible and internet sources confirm a German chemical company by that name. "Germany" is embossed in small block print near one end. "Satisfaction at Harvest Time" can be made out on one side as well. I can't quite figure out the material - hard, almost stone-like but a bit fibrous and can be scraped with a knife. Reminds me a bit of Bakelite but not exactly. One end looks to have some horizontal markings on it, barely visible and no lettering, just lines. Made me think of a depth gauge of some sort, so wondered if it might be a tool for making a hole to plant garden seeds or something similar. My son, who did forestry in school says it resembles a small version of a dibbling tool, made for that purpose for planting seedlings. It's about 8" long overall. Thoughts?