Wrought iron pizzelle maker
A pizzelle maker is used for making a thin, waffle-like cookie.
By John Sikorski
It is wrought iron, has a clip at the end of the arms to hold them together, and has beautiful engraving on the facing plates.
The only identifier on it is “No. 3.” It is quite heavy and measures 26 inches in length with the plates being 5½ inches in diameter.
You have a pizzelle maker. It is used to make a thin, delicious, waffle-like cookie. Originally, Dutch pilgrims brought them to America in the 17th century.
They still are being made in shapes like the one you have as well as other shapes. I suspect the one you have was made not too long ago. Potential dollar value is catch-as-catch-can.