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Unusual & mysterious kitchen gadgets


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2 hours ago, gfweb said:

although the red handles don't look industrial at all.

You have to remember, though, that this thing could be a hundred years old and not only that, there's a possibility that it is European.

It could be something used in an obscure little Austrian factory to make celluloid collars, or it could be used to hold a cow's tail for slaughter or castration. We could beat this to death just by guessing for the next 10 years like they have done on the internet. We aren't likely to find anyone that has ever used one.

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1 hour ago, Tropicalsenior said:

You have to remember, though, that this thing could be a hundred years old and not only that, there's a possibility that it is European.

It could be something used in an obscure little Austrian factory to make celluloid collars, or it could be used to hold a cow's tail for slaughter or castration. We could beat this to death just by guessing for the next 10 years like they have done on the internet. We aren't likely to find anyone that has ever used one.

 

Yeah...had I realized exactly how deep the rabbit hole ran, I probably wouldn't have posted it.

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1 hour ago, Tropicalsenior said:

. We aren't likely to find anyone that has ever used one.

 

 

Oh I don't know about that.

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Should be a rule - The OP ( not you chromedome, just in general) must know what the device is so that we get some closure. Shouldn't take away from the hunt or deducing, but would enable people to see how close their guesses were.

 

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28 minutes ago, palo said:

Should be a rule - The OP ( not you chromedome, just in general) must know what the device is so that we get some closure. Shouldn't take away from the hunt or deducing, but would enable people to see how close their guesses were.

 

 

That means I have to know the answer to a question before I ask it . . . ? 😜

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38 minutes ago, palo said:

Should be a rule - The OP ( not you chromedome, just in general) must know what the device is so that we get some closure. Shouldn't take away from the hunt or deducing, but would enable people to see how close their guesses were.

 

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Wouldn't work ! A lot of people have gotten answers about that strange weird thing that grandma left them or that they bought at a garage sale. So, we may never get an answer on this one, it's still fun to see what people come up with. It's also fun to see that some people on EG have some really strange minds.

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44 minutes ago, palo said:

Should be a rule - The OP ( not you chromedome, just in general) must know what the device is so that we get some closure. Shouldn't take away from the hunt or deducing, but would enable people to see how close their guesses were.

 

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We are an unruly bunch. 

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12 minutes ago, heidih said:

 

We are an unruly bunch. 

😀Compared to the rest of the internet we are staid.

Not that that's a bad thing.

eG has been a refuge of civility.

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3 minutes ago, gfweb said:

eG has been a refuge of civility

This is one of the things I love about it. We can disagree civilly and for all our diversity, we can come together solidly on this one thing .

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AnD

 

the most  visually 

 

possibly tasty

 

Rx's for the last year

 

have kept me going

 

as so many of you 

 

ave been able to find

 

such deliciousness 

 

for your selves 

 

your family

 

your companions

 

and 

 

as I matter most

 

ME !

 

e. e. rotuts

 

not quite the same as 

 

e.e.cumiings 

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It looks like it's a single-handed device, leaving the other hand free...to do what? 

It has a thickness locking mechanism and the one picture of the inside of the "blade" doesn't look like it has a grating function, but the texture of it looks like it might be used more for gripping and holding something. 

I am leaning to the afore-mentioned guess of fish tail holder while scaling it with the other hand.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Toliver said:

It looks like it's a single-handed device, leaving the other hand free...to do what? 

It has a thickness locking mechanism and the one picture of the inside of the "blade" doesn't look like it has a grating function, but the texture of it looks like it might be used more for gripping and holding something. 

I am leaning to the afore-mentioned guess of fish tail holder while scaling it with the other hand.

 

 

That would be a helluva huge fish, to need the largest openings. :blink: Then again, I guess I've seen them that big out in the ocean.

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32 minutes ago, Smithy said:

 

That would be a helluva huge fish, to need the largest openings. :blink: Then again, I guess I've seen them that big out in the ocean.

 

Probably why it has seen so little use ;)

 

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Here's one that's been puzzling us for years.    Obviously handmade, with a handful of "keys" for various extrusions.    But for what?    Chamber for raw product is small, less than 2 cubic inches.    IMG_1021.thumb.jpg.3ce67f82fd8212a5b3808b3f195ec647.jpgIMG_1019.thumb.jpg.c2b8ffa66dcd98d788966f85fc12b91f.jpg

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50 minutes ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

Here's one that's been puzzling us for years.    Obviously handmade, with a handful of "keys" for various extrusions.    But for what?    Chamber for raw product is small, less than 2 cubic inches.    IMG_1021.thumb.jpg.3ce67f82fd8212a5b3808b3f195ec647.jpgIMG_1019.thumb.jpg.c2b8ffa66dcd98d788966f85fc12b91f.jpg

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You could make custom candy sprinkles.  A small amount of fondant or gum paste pushed through and sliced thin would make a decent number of decorative sprinkles.

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7 hours ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

Here's one that's been puzzling us for years.    Obviously handmade, with a handful of "keys" for various extrusions.    But for what?    Chamber for raw product is small, less than 2 cubic inches.    IMG_1021.thumb.jpg.3ce67f82fd8212a5b3808b3f195ec647.jpgIMG_1019.thumb.jpg.c2b8ffa66dcd98d788966f85fc12b91f.jpg

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Cookie press?

 

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12 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Cookie press?

 

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17 hours ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

Here's one that's been puzzling us for years.    Obviously handmade, with a handful of "keys" for various extrusions.    But for what?    Chamber for raw product is small, less than 2 cubic inches.    IMG_1021.thumb.jpg.3ce67f82fd8212a5b3808b3f195ec647.jpgIMG_1019.thumb.jpg.c2b8ffa66dcd98d788966f85fc12b91f.jpg

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It will do the same thing as this gadget:

https://www.amazon.com/Rose-Gold-Cake-Extruders-Types/dp/B01M7XBJ19/ref=asc_df_B01M7XBJ19/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=219491607334&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1053038144961134863&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9004223&hvtargid=pla-360124723378&psc=1

 

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18 hours ago, pastrygirl said:

 

You could make custom candy sprinkles.  A small amount of fondant or gum paste pushed through and sliced thin would make a decent number of decorative sprinkles.

I agree with the sprinkles idea since the chamber is so small - I don't think it could be for cookies, or cake or anything like that.

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