What is this rattan object?
Can anyone identify the object pictured here?
It is approximately three feet long from its curved handle to the bottom of the ten-inch-diameter wheel. The wheel turns. We thought at first that it might be used for measuring carpet, but there are no figures on the wheel. Plus, its length would require that most adults bend down to keep the wheel in contact with the carpet. The object probably dates from the 1950s or 1960s, but it could be older.
I'll put another photo, a closeup, in the Optional Link URL field. I would be most grateful for any ideas that people might have. Thanks!
Here is a link that might be useful: