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Top lid for tiffin box?

 

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1 hour ago, dcarch said:

Top lid for tiffin box?

 

dcarch

Let us try this again.  This contraption consists of four parts. There is a wooden base with a projection. There are three stainless steel “plates”. Each of these three plates has an oval hole cut in it which fits over the projection on the wooden base. The underside of each of the plates is felt-covered. 

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Oh.  I somehow thought it was one piece hence my wrong answer.

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Could it maybe be just a sort of fancy set of serving plates for pastries, bread, charcuterie, or other dry stuff? I can't imagine anything else but service ware with those felt bottoms.

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1 minute ago, Yiannos said:

Could it maybe be just a sort of fancy set of serving plates for pastries, bread, charcuterie, or other dry stuff? I can't imagine anything else but service ware with those felt bottoms.

Still weird with the holes in them.

 

 

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Looking through all the Artidinox products - there is nothing like this currently for sale - but they seem to make bowls for serving curries etc and I wonder if this might be the plate for under the bowl.

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It looks like serving trays of some sort.

 

Or it's a graduate-level ring toss game

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2 hours ago, ElsieD said:

Oh.  I somehow thought it was one piece hence my wrong answer.

 Sorry. I knew what it was and so assumed that the photographs made it as clear to you as it did to me. Obviously I was mistaken. 

 

I don’t know what it is. What I meant was I know what the pieces are  and how they fit together.


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SO YOU DONT KNOW WHAT IT IS???

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8 hours ago, gfweb said:

SO YOU DONT KNOW WHAT IT IS???

Not a clue

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felt side down...?  base for a two light chaffing dish?

 

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44 minutes ago, Katie Meadow said:

Definitely not worth $5.99.

 

Oh, I think the puzzle alone is worth that!

 

@Anna N, do those things have a flat section around the oval hole, or are they cupped over the entire surface?

 

I keep thinking of what we call "cocktail plates" that have a hole to hold one's stemware, so that one can hold the plate with the stemware and have another hand free for eating. The felt backing doesn't make sense with that, though - and neither does having the hole smack in the middle of the "plate"!

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the three w felt stack on top of the ( last one ) that is stainless steel ?

 

and the SS one does not come off ?

 

or are the felt ones under the SS one ?

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2 hours ago, rotuts said:

the three w felt stack on top of the ( last one ) that is stainless steel ?

 

and the SS one does not come off ?

 

or are the felt ones under the SS one ?

  Now even @Kerry Bealand I are arguing about what it actually looked like and functioned like!    😂

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12 minutes ago, Anna N said:

  Now even @Kerry Bealand I are arguing about what it actually looked like and functioned like!    😂

 

She didn't buy it??

 

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so :

 

three oval things , each w a circular steel thing in the middle ?

 

where does the felt bottomed circular thing fit on ?

 

there is only one of those ?

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20 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

She didn't buy it??

 

 No. We took a photograph of it to amuse/ befuddle all the wonderful people on eG. 

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13 minutes ago, rotuts said:

so :

 

three oval things , each w a circular steel thing in the middle ?

 

where does the felt bottomed circular thing fit on ?

 

there is only one of those ?

 I will invite @Kerry Beal to respond. I am busy banging my head against the wall.

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better go back for further deconstruction and analysis.

 

of course , once its figured out

 

it will be obvious.

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If this were the first of April, I would assume they foisted a fancy car part off on us.  Looks like it could go under the hood of a Royal Royce. Lol.

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12 minutes ago, rotuts said:

better go back for further deconstruction and analysis.

 

of course , once its figured out

 

it will be obvious.

So the bottom piece of stainless with the wooden 'spike' in it was the stand and the other 3 pieces of stainless with the felt on the bottom of each fit down over top of the spike. Kind of like a coaster holder but with a hole in the middle. 

 

This is a Value Village square in the middle of a largely Indian community. A lot of the stainless we saw in there were Indian food based pieces.


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So the bottom of the cup would stick out of the hole underneath?

 

 

(why am I getting myself involved in this 🤣)

 

 

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an Indian " Bar Puzzle " ?

 

you put a plate on top of these , then eat off the plate ?

 

I was hoping to wait a bit for a large dose of M.R.

 

but ...

 

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better call the thrift shop soon

 


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