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Old 07-19-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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What is this?

My sister has this tool and we can't figure out what it is. It does not have cutting blades. An egg filts in the hollow.


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Old 07-19-2010, 02:13 PM   #2
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Hi, Bobbie. Welcome to DC. Your picture didn't work.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:06 PM   #3
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Do you see this image? I sent it using another url.

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Old 07-19-2010, 03:08 PM   #4
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Are you certain it's for eggs? I also see another identical piece in the background of the photo. I'm wondering if it isn't a device that is used to slice tomatoes uniformly. Place the tomato into the halves and slice in the slit openings. For example, check this item out. Just a guess.
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I don't know what it would be used for. There are no cutting blades. It doesn't slice an egg or anything. My sister has never used it and doesn't remember who she got it from. She doesn't think it had any other pieces that go with it.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:13 PM   #6
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Are you certain it's for eggs? I also see another identical piece in the background of the photo. I'm wondering if it isn't a device that is used to slice tomatoes uniformly. Place the tomato into the halves and slice in the slit openings. For example, check this item out. Just a guess.

That was what I thought of right away.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:19 PM   #7
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Where did you get that picture? That is what it is. I didn't realize you had to cut in between the lines. I thought it was something that sliced like an egg slicer. I think you are right. Thanks.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:21 PM   #8
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I don't know what it would be used for. There are no cutting blades. It doesn't slice an egg or anything. My sister has never used it and doesn't remember who she got it from. She doesn't think it had any other pieces that go with it.
You're right. There would be no cutting blades, except the knife you would use that would slice between the slits.
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I just did a Google image search for tomato slicers and picked the one that looked the most like the item in your picture.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:40 PM   #10
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Yep.. tomato slicer. I have one. Just be careful. cutting along the metal bottom of the groves can dull a knife.
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