Seller: oldmillennium (7,929) 100%, Location: Canal Fulton, Ohio, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 381572227617 Condition: Old, inconsistent thickness, iron pitted, cleaned for display, Color: Black, Maker: Unknown, Material: Iron, Details: ***** . Great, very old Long, coiled Retention Spring with Chain and Hook. I do not know if the coil is hand forged, but the hook and chain links are inconsistent in size/thicknes, and appear to be hand forged. I am not a took expert, and am selling this for a relative, so please be sure to ask any question. I believe this is called a Retention spring. It is very strong, and takes a lot of effort to get the spring to compress even a bit. This was in an antique took collection for many years, so was cleaned for display. SIZE: Total length is just over 2 feet. I took several pictures for you to see sizes of different parts of the spring hook Diameter of coil is about 1 3/4". Weight is about 2 1/2 pounds, or slightly over. . CONDITION: As shown. I am not a tool person, so please ask any questions. Surface roughness, unevenness. Somewhat rough texture, with smoothed over pitting. This will make a stunning addition to your collection. And please check out all my other items listed. . NOTE: Any tag attached to item is for my identification, so I ship the correlct item to you. Thanks for looking, and good luck bidding . CHECK OUT my other books and items Listed, currently and in future. I list as much as, and as quickly as I can. PLEASE READ: ***************Item ships Parcel post or Priority in USA. Includes tracking. If purchasing multiple items, PLEASE WAIT FOR MY INVOICE!! I will contact winning bidder within 3 days auction's end, usually same or next day. Must receive payment within 10 days. I now accept only Paypal. Please note: I ship 3 days each week, not on weekends. NOTE TO PAYPAL USERS: I welcome Paypal, but I WILL NOT SHIP TO AN ADDRESS other than that which is registered with Paypal. PERIOD!!! PERIOD!!! PERIOD!!! INTERNATIONALLY, I ship ONLY by Priority Mail International, NOT first class, for items over $70.00. If an item is 70.00 or under, I will offer First Class UNINSURED BOXED shipping, plus .95 handling fee, I do NOT ship Gifts, I do NOT understate value of item, and I do NOT pay any part of your customs fees. Thanks for looking and good luck bidding.