Maybe you don’t want to know what this is. . . And no, it’s not a corkscrew. . .
It’s a tooth extractor! It was used by a Northwest pioneer, John Anderson, who acted as dentist for wagon trains coming west. He made three trips “out west” in the late 1800s.
Aren’t you glad that modern dentistry has evolved since then?
ROFL… I just saw this! I knew what it was immediately because my dentist has one of these hanging on his office wall with a plaque under it saying “DIY dentistry kit!”
Consider it works like a basin wrench and snaps the roots off the tooth, it’s NOT an extraction you’d want to experience…