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Old 10-11-2020, 09:13 AM   #1
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What is this tool?

Hello,

Anyone know what this is called/ what it is for? (see photo) the circle part is about 2" across.

Thanks :)

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Old 10-11-2020, 10:14 AM   #2
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Welcome to DC, KP.

Interesting tool. No clue.
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Old 10-11-2020, 02:08 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC! The tool is a new one to me! I could hypothesize, but not with any real seriousness.
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The only thing I can think of is that it might be for decorating pastry. I did a reverse image search and nothing like it came up.
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Old 10-11-2020, 03:09 PM   #5
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The only thing I can think of is that it might be for decorating pastry. I did a reverse image search and nothing like it came up.
A better bet than I had. I was going with the proto-type pasta fork and chef's backscratcher.
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I don't know what it is. i do know what I'd use it for. I would roll out cookie dough, like shortbread, or sugar cookie dough, then use the tool like a cookie cutter to cut out small cookies. I then would bke them with shugar sprinkles on the smaller side, then sandwich a filling in between two cookies, fatsude inside the sandwich.

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my first thought, even before I saw the dimensions...

a squash scapper outer - or other item to reach in and scrape out the innards.
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thanks all ! i'm just glad i'm not the only one who is confused by this implement :)
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Old 10-11-2020, 05:06 PM   #9
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my first thought, even before I saw the dimensions...

a squash scapper outer - or other item to reach in and scrape out the innards.
I don't know if you nailed it, however it's a great guess.

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After some research, I suspect this tool is an antique fish scaler.


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These are all shown as antique fish scalers on Google.
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After some research, I suspect this tool is an antique fish scaler.

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These are all shown as antique fish scalers on Google.
All I can say is, wow!

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Excellant Andy! I think you're right. Sure looks like it could pass for one.

The flat solid round part is the confuser.

and thanks Chief - guess I only thought of it 'cause Halloween is coming.
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