Measures: 2” across
I found another one! The top is marked “Daisy Knitter Pat USA 1879234”, the bottom reads “Made in Italy”. It is made of brass. My research revealed that it is for knitting flowers which can then be worked into any number of projects – sweaters, boleros, dresses, purses, vests, shawls, anything! It is still fully functional, all the “needles” come out when the knob is turned one way and retract when turned the other way. What a great retro gadget to work with, FYI there are plenty of YouTube videos offering instruction and project ideas!