Mystery artifact

tucker_spJune 11, 2014

Hello, all! I have never posted on one of the home forums before - I generally stick to the garden and nature forums, but I got a picture from my sister, who said a friend of hers is attempting to identify this thing:

I don't know how big it is - will try to find out - but she said it is really heavy. Any help much appreciated.

Thanks, Tucker

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calliope

What is the inscription or insignia saying. I can see it on the upper platform on the little rounded tab.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 6:39PM
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sombreuil_mongrel

Looks like a setup for slicing. Bread or cheese?
Casey

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 12:53PM
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lazy_gardens

Part of a slicer .... you put a block of cheese or butter on the wires and the missing part is shoved or pulled down and the wires cut the food into nice slices.

The missing part would have pivoted on the round peg

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 1:02PM
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HaroldinGlendale

Can't imagine forcing bread through static wires - it would need a sawing effect to work. Also wires seem pretty far apart - maybe for butter pats but cheese slices that wide? Perspective could be off tho.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 4:21PM
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Ideefixe

I think it's a drying rack for making dipped candles.

Here is a link that might be useful: google image search

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 11:32PM
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colleenoz

Awfully short candles.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 11:36PM
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voila

Found this listing on eBay describing it as a butter/cheese slicer. Scroll down for larger picture.

Here is a link that might be useful: eBay listing

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 5:45PM
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tucker_sp

Thanks a lot for all of the responses! Butter slicer it is!

Tucker

    Bookmark   June 21, 2014 at 8:15PM
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lazy_gardens

That would be great for slicing tofu or mozzarella logs

    Bookmark   June 22, 2014 at 10:38AM
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