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Mystery artifact

Posted by tucker_sp (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 11, 14 at 18:03

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:

Unknown artifact photo IMG954279_zps3f2923ce.jpg

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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RE: Mystery artifact

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


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RE: Mystery artifact

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


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RE: Mystery artifact

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


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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.


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

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


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Awfully short candles.


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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


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

Tucker


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That would be great for slicing tofu or mozzarella logs


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