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Old 08-23-2014, 08:53 AM   #11
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Could they have been cork pullers?
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:06 AM   #12
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Those are, "what the heck" gadgets. Those things you buy on a whim and find years later in the back of the drawer, racking your brain to figure out their purpose. They are the kitchen equivalent of an "expert" crossword puzzle.
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:28 AM   #13
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Recently, Mrs Hoot and I acquired a box of misc. utensils at a yard sale.
Included were these items. Whatndaworld are they?
They look like some kind of melon baller but they don't really produce nice round balls of melon....it's more like some kind of scoop. Any help would be appreciated.
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Garlic crusher? Making spheres out of.....what? - butter, perhaps?
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:36 PM   #14
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Well, after pondering on it for a spell, it occurred to me that maybe somebody might be selling lots of vintage, old, and odd kitchen utensils on eBay.
After searching for a spell, lo and behold, I found a lot of utensils that had one of these contraptions in it.
In the description, it said "a melon scoop marked Citra", but it really wasn't very obvious which of the utensils that one was, but I thought I might do an image search for Citra.
Turns out, Citra is/was a Florida based company that produced promotional and novelty products.
Sure enough, I looked at the one I have that has the wooden handles and there, stamped on the shank, albeit quite faint, "Citra Products of Florida."
It is a grapefruit corer.
I reckon I am gonna have to break down and get me some bifocals.
Citra Grapefruit Corer
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:44 PM   #15
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Good job, Hoot! And thanks to this thread, you now have a whole bunch of other uses for your grapefruit scoop!
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:53 PM   #16
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Good job, Hoot! And thanks to this thread, you now have a whole bunch of other uses for your grapefruit scoop!
I reckon so!
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:12 PM   #17
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Yay! Great sleuthing, Hoot!
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:14 PM   #18
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Be sure to let us know how well it works!
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:14 PM   #19
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Thanks for finding the answer for us.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:49 PM   #20
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? Corer of some sort ? very interesting!
had a feeling
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