It’s a gearshift! Well done if your guess was correct!
DID YOU KNOW?
a gear stick/gear level (BrE), gear shift/shifter (AmE)
French inventors Louis-Rene Panhard and Emile Levassor are credited with the development of the first modern manual transmission. They demonstrated their three-speed transmission in 1894, and the basic design is still the starting point for most contemporary manual transmissions.