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Old 12-03-2015, 06:57 PM   #1
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What is this gadget?

Heavy, beautifully forged, brushed stainless steel "holder/pourer" with metal strainer. This thing is hinged at the middle of the handle and splits open to expose the opening of the glass container. This thing is well crafted. No markings anywhere.
Glass isn't marked pyrex so I'm not sure it can handle boiling liquid.
A friend of mine picked this up at thrift shop for $4. What is this thing?

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Old 12-03-2015, 07:29 PM   #2
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My first thought is it is a device for mixing thickeners before being added to a sauce/gravy, etc.

Fill the glass cylinder with broth/water/whatever, then add flour, cornstarch arrowroot, etc. Shake vigorously and pour into your dish. I would imagine the strainer portion might prevent any lumps from making their way into the pan. Just shake and pour.

Just a guess.
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:29 PM   #3
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It's pretty enough to use as a bracelet. Otherwise, I got nuthin'.
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:34 PM   #4
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Yikes! It kind of looks like a torture device. I hope someone comes up with a realistic answer.

Katie, you may be right, but it seems pretty involved for such a simple chore?

Duh! I really, really don't know.
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:34 PM   #5
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How big is it??
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Old 12-04-2015, 12:37 AM   #6
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Does it seal?
Does it come apart?
Does it leak?
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Old 12-04-2015, 05:35 AM   #7
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Are you sure it is a culinary gadget? If so, I might be inclined to take it to a good quality cookware shop and enquire further there.
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Old 12-04-2015, 06:38 AM   #8
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Maybe a "modern" wine decanter?
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Old 12-04-2015, 12:38 PM   #9
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Maybe a "modern" wine decanter?
That was my initial thought.
You can pour liquid into the glass which completely separates from the holder. But really doesn't make much sense to go through that step just to pour wine into it. There are so many cool, unique looking decanters out there.

It's about 12" in length with rubber O ring seals at both ends of the glass. The strainer can pass particles up to 1mm in diameter.

Perhaps there's a missing component to this thing?
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