This is a primitive lemon squeezer, circa 1850-1875. It is hinged and in useable condition.  It was part of a primitive collector's estate. To see the authenticity of the collection (and other items to be listed), it was part of the "Once in a Lifetime Estate Sale of Merle and Azor Hayes" of Woodstock, Alabama.  The photos from the estate sale listing are still available if searched on the web.  Watch our eBay listings for some of these treasures.