Wall ticket spindles were used to hold the tickets or receipts for a business. This cast iron artifact comes from the turn of the 20th Century. The pattern is either Victorian or Eastlake. The spindle or hook is very pointed and sharp. The receipts were stabbed onto the spindle and held there until the end of the day or upon closing time for the business.
The back plate measures 5 1/2 inches vertically and 3 1/2 inches horizontally at the widest point. The spindle is 4 1/2 inches deep. The piece projects from the wall approximately 2 inches.
Idea: This spindle could be used to hold a thin roll of paper towel or used for jewelry.