Monday, March 21, 2011

Mystery Item


I have a couple rules when buying things at antique stores, otherwise I will walk away with way too much:

1) I have to know exactly what I am going to use it for...

and/or

2) I have to know exactly where I am going to put it.


The above item does not follow either of these rules. I bought it about a month ago at a little antique shop about 30 miles South of Portland. It was barely visible on the back of a cluttered shelf. I don't actually even know why it caught my eye but there was something about it I liked, so I bought it.

As I paid for my item, I asked the lady running the shop if she knew what it was and she said no, she wasn't sure. Hmmmm...I am still curious. I am guessing it is some kind of churner or masher of sorts - but I don't know for sure. I would love to know exactly how this was used as I think it would make me appreciate it all that more.

Does anyone have any ideas?

4 comments:

  1. I don't have a clue. If it was scooped out, I'd say it was toy - where you try to catch a ball on a string into the cup part. But you say it's like a masher, or a solid thing. Hmm - whatever it is, I like it too.

    Changing from blogging everyday allows me time to read and comment on other blogs I enjoy - like yours!

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  2. toilet plunger? Why would you buy this, haha, what the heck are you supposed to do with it?

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  3. Came across this post randomly through google images. Unless I'm sorely mistaken you have yourself an old potato masher. My Granny had (and still used) on just like it. :)

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