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Old 10-14-2007, 10:08 AM   #11
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I did have an idea of what it could be from the sale, but did not want to give it away at first and influence the answers.
Isley's ice cream scoop?
I thought they used a long pointed spoon or paddle for their tall cones and could not find any info on this.
A google search did not help and yahoo returned mostly porn sites,
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:31 AM   #12
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I did have an idea of what it could be from the sale, but did not want to give it away at first and influence the answers.
Isley's ice cream scoop?
I thought they used a long pointed spoon or paddle for their tall cones and could not find any info on this.
A google search did not help and yahoo returned mostly porn sites,
Thanks, Marty
So thats what it is??? An Ice cream Scoop???
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:58 AM   #13
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When you close it up, does the supposed mould part come together to form a whole? I see the handles have got protrusions to stop you being able to squash them together.
Have you tried moulding anything to see if the shape brings anything to mind?

There's something about the quality of the metal and the spring that suggests it isn't to do with food.
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Old 10-14-2007, 12:05 PM   #14
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It almost has the quality of a medical instrument.
The cone half's come together before the protrusions meet.
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Old 10-14-2007, 12:36 PM   #15
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Well, the nearest I can come to in Google images is a speculum or proctoscope. Sorry about that. But I guess your nurse friend will have seen those. Maybe these are an older design type.
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Old 10-14-2007, 12:57 PM   #16
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I am really thinking this is NOT a food related item. I could hazard a few guesses but will not as this they are not to "PG" Rated.

Lemme just say, I wouldn't go scooping food with it just yet. lol, gotta figure tis out!
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Old 10-14-2007, 01:24 PM   #17
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More pics might help:
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Old 10-14-2007, 02:52 PM   #18
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I am really thinking this is NOT a food related item. I could hazard a few guesses but will not as this they are not to "PG" Rated.

Lemme just say, I wouldn't go scooping food with it just yet. lol, gotta figure tis out!
LOL, you took the words right out of my mouth. But, I suppose that you could use it to maybe serve shredded pork butt and it would be close enough to what I'm thinking the original purpose was for.
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Old 10-14-2007, 02:54 PM   #19
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metal/glass tool?

That looks like it could be used in glass blowing or metal working (small scale foundry type apps). It doesn't appear to have seen any heavy use though. Looks like you could use it to pick up a crucible. I'm interested if anyone has any idea what it is.
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Old 10-14-2007, 03:05 PM   #20
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I know what this is!

I've seen them all over South America in the banana plantations. They are used to form green bananas on their familiar shape with tapered ends. Workers go from banana tree to banana tree clamping onto the end of every banana to shape it so it will grow into the familiar fruit we know and love.

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