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Message 1299908 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 19:50:09 UTC - in response to Message 1299907.

Sorry about that.




The cast iron kitchen tool has the following functions:

Lid lifter for wood/coal stove.
Damper hook.
Bail lifter for pots with metal bail-type handles, or bail-handled griddles.
Oven rack puller.
Bottle opener. Jug cap lifter.
Pry lever for opening lard cans. (The type with external lid lip that is 1 inch deep.
Wire cinch twister. Heavy wire is looped around a container lid, the two free ends are run through the round holes and the tool is twisted until the wire has been cinched tight. Usually used on a crock to secure a waxed canvas top.
Meat pounder/tenderizer - the exterior ridges on one side.
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Message 1299909 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 19:54:01 UTC - in response to Message 1299908.

And we have a winner. Take it away Sten-Arne.
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Message 1299917 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 20:12:21 UTC
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Thank you!

This is going to be an easy one. Should be answered in minutes, or even seconds.

What is it? The name tells its purpose.


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Message 1299919 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 20:15:52 UTC

It's a screw top bottle opener.

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Message 1299921 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 20:17:40 UTC - in response to Message 1299919.

It's a screw top bottle opener.



Oh no, that it is not.

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Message 1299924 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 20:19:13 UTC

It has a scissor joint, is it for spreading something open?

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Message 1299926 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 20:20:40 UTC - in response to Message 1299924.
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It has a scissor joint, is it for spreading something open?



Man, you must have seen one of these in your parents or grandparents home. It is not for spreading something open, on the contrary....
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Message 1299935 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 20:48:01 UTC

cattle handling tool for leading cows
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Message 1299937 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 20:53:30 UTC

Would that be a Kitchen tool though? ...... Big kitchen!

Some sort of crimper?

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Message 1299938 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 20:53:37 UTC - in response to Message 1299935.

cattle handling tool for leading cows


Uhu?, no....
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Message 1299939 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 20:57:30 UTC - in response to Message 1299937.
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Would that be a Kitchen tool though? ...... Big kitchen!

Some sort of crimper?



It is/was indeed a very well known kitchen tool. Found in every kitchen, before you could buy what it produces, in today's well known shape or form. It was not that many years ago since it was found in every kitchen.

Clue: "Cone"
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Message 1299940 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 21:02:44 UTC
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SUGAR NIPPERS (PLIERS)



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Message 1299942 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 21:05:09 UTC - in response to Message 1299940.
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SUGAR NIPPERS (PLIERS)


Yes Sugar Nipper, or Sugar Cutter.

It's all yours.

Edit: I really thought it would be easier than that, but maybe most here are too young to ever have seen a sugar cone, and sugar cutters/nippers.


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Message 1299947 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 21:17:03 UTC



*What is it?
*What do you use it for?
*Bonus for the name.
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Message 1299953 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 21:37:46 UTC

Its for weighing eggs to see if they are blown?

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Message 1299955 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 21:39:45 UTC

ANTIQUE EGG SCALE RELIABLE MFG CO
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Message 1299957 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 21:41:47 UTC - in response to Message 1299953.

Partly correct. Its for weighing eggs but what for?
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Message 1299958 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 21:48:06 UTC - in response to Message 1299957.

Partly correct. Its for weighing eggs but what for?


It's for weighing and GRADING eggs.

The quality of an egg is determined by the grade of the egg and is not related to size. All eggs are classified according to the U.S. Standards for interior and exterior quality factors. This determines the grade of the egg as AA, A, or B.
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Message 1299959 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 21:49:57 UTC

Perfect, take it away Sten-Arne.

"An antique egg scale. It was used years ago when eggs were weighed to determine if they were small or large."
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Message 1299960 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 21:52:09 UTC - in response to Message 1299959.

Perfect, take it away Sten-Arne.

"An antique egg scale. It was used years ago when eggs were weighed to determine if they were small or large."


Oh no, not me again. :-)

Ok, I'll see what I can find this time. Hang on tight.
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