This tool at Smith’s Tavern is a tin cream skimmer or strainer. These handy strainers were used to remove cream off the top of the milk. There is no definitive handle just a narrower piece of the tool that would be held by the user.
It has a hole for hanging for drying and storage.
Reference (similar item): https://www.goantiques.com/antique-tin-skimmer-1634233