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Old 10-10-2005, 07:08 PM   #1
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What is this odd... thingy?

My mother had been going through her mother's old cooking tools recently, and she came across a most curious tool. It seems to be a press of some sort. It has handles similar to a garlic press, but it has no holes. The box-shaped press at the end of the handles opens to reveal what I can only describe as ribs - five or six flat metal plates, about 1.5-2cm thick, that are curved and stick straight up from the bottom of the compartment, parallel to each other. The top half has 1/2 deep slots. The dividers are of thin plates of metal, less than a cm thick, welded to the top of the compartment. The openings between dividers are wider than the ribs themselves. The entire piece is steel, welded, obviously, and the only word printed on it is "Japan". I assume this means it was made in japan, since my grandmother was not a very exotic cook, although she was a very good cook. I have no idea what this thing does... I'll try to get a picture - it's difficult for me to properly describe this piece. Anyone who has any ideas as to what exactly this thing does, please post!

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Old 10-10-2005, 07:13 PM   #2
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Well, Chikazz, I am of no help to you, but, I can gaurantee that someone will know exactly what it is and does!
I just wanted to welcome you, so....

Hope you stay!
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Old 10-10-2005, 07:25 PM   #3
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Hey Texasgirl :) Thanks for the warm welcome ^_^ I'm sure you're right - someone will know! Anywho, I've gotta get these pics off my cell and uploaded so you guys can see this strange thingy for yourselves! Chow! :)
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Old 10-10-2005, 07:48 PM   #4
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Welcome to the group! !!!!
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Old 10-10-2005, 08:05 PM   #5
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Here we go!

Okay, since there seems to be no 'edit' button, I'm making a new post for these pictures. Hopefully they'll help to identify this odd thingy :) *edit* Apparently I can only edit until someone replies? Oh well. Anyway, my description is off, but I did it from memory since this thing was three floors down at the time :) *yet another edit* Hi pdswife! ^_^ Thanks :)
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Old 10-10-2005, 09:56 PM   #6
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Does one part of it go into the other part like a box and top or do they meet at the edges leaving the entire middle space double deep?

Did that make sense?
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Old 10-10-2005, 10:10 PM   #7
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It looks like a lime or lemon juicer.
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Old 10-10-2005, 10:46 PM   #8
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It's an ice cube crusher. I had one just like it.
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Old 10-10-2005, 11:25 PM   #9
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Really? That is really neat!! I have never seen one.
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Old 10-10-2005, 11:27 PM   #10
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Whee!

Thanks guys! Pity we have no real use for it, since our fridge can crush our ice for us, but I'm gonna try it out anyway, tomorrow!
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