There is a cone-shaped piece of metal that fits inside the lower part. the handle pushes through the upper part. There is a hole that runs through the bottom half. Any ideas? Could it be some sort of sausage casing filler? How about the patina on it? It must have been well-used for years. I'm sure that for sanitary and health reasons it should not be used for food now.
Okay folks, have you ever seen one of these before? Please tell! Or guess?