I am trying to identify this wooden object. All wood except the metal handle. I am calling it a Noise Maker for now but not sure. Although, noise maker is a good name for it. When you turn the handle it makes a really LOUD racket!!!
I've looked at...Antique Wood Battle Rattles, Wood Clapper Noise Makers, Some people have called it a Grogger, a Watchmasn Rattle, a Gas Rattle, a Clacker, Primitive Fire Alarm, some kind of Ceremonial Rattle.
The thing is, a person wouldn't be able to swing it around by hand. It is 27" long - 4" by 7". without the handle. And it weighs 9 pounds. With the "off set" handle, it would probable have to sit on the edge of a table or fasten to a post.
Can anyone identify this and give me a value?