posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 06:32 PM
Looks like an antique machine part or a wooden drill / screw / gimlet device used for perhaps a soft material, the carvings could be functional for
friction and the top of the screw part functional in a way such a rawl plug as in preventing it loosening, the loop at the top also looks functional,
perhaps where a rope was attached or some other machinery.
Perhaps part of an old spinning machine or type of corkscrew device or tent peg.
You say it was found in a 'gin', here in the UK that's a drink, was it a gin making place or was the building for some other purpose.
29-1-2014 by theabsolutetruth because: (no reason given)
edit on 29-1-2014 by theabsolutetruth because: (no reason given)