Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Hi everyone,
Ok, so I have this dilemma. I have an object in my possession that I am not able to identify. I believe it is some type of old kitchen utensil. It looks like this.

Even all of my antique friends have no clue what this was used for.

Another angle

It opens up like this, but too big for a garlic press I think and too small for lemons.
Since I need to know what the heck this old item was used for, this is the deal.
For each of you who write a comment telling me what this item was used for,
all of the correct comments will be entered into a drawing to win this...

A basket of homemade strawberries made by me with real Midwestern prairie grass.
Now if you are allergic to grass, I can substitute green excelsior
(the winner will just have to let me know which they prefer)

I will give you all until Thursday night to write your comments and to verify with my sources that your  comments are correct.

Good luck everyone. I would have posted this last night, but blogger was giving me major problems.
Take care,


  1. Sheesh I just so dunno either never seen anything like it...I would say some sort of press/ deseeder , im gonna go with vintage melon baller or something like that when you open it , it appears to scoop whatever it is used for! Good Luck and Enjoy your day! hugs
    lil raggedy angie
    PS Stop by my blog Im havin a give away and get entered

  2. Hi Janice -- Being a farm girl, I know that it is a dehorner for cutting horns off of young cattle. The holes throw me a bit, but maybe they are for a little better viewing to the cut site without hurting the structural integrity of the dehorner itself. Tamara -

  3. Hi Janice! I think it's a vintage fruit corer c. 1920's. ~*~Lisa

  4. Heck, I have no idea but if you send a picture to Cook's Illustrated magazine they can usually figure it out and let all their subscribers know.


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