thiefWHALING GEAR - DIPPERS
Overall: 39 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.
Oil dipper or "thief" used to dip oil from cask for testing purposes. One of two, see 1939.835. Rusted copper semi-cylindrical shaft with sliding iron cover and loop handle. Inside of shaft is divided into multiple small compartments.