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Posted 5 months ago

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CJLeavitt
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This came into our local (not for profit) thrift store, and are unsure of the value or how to market/price it. It is about 6 inches tall. Decorative porcelain? base with mechanical screw type press. Shallow dish type depression in the bottom and curved cup like void in the metal press. Could fit a walnut? The screw mechanics are very smooth, quick and functional. No one here seems to have ever seen anything like it before. Thanks for any information!

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  1. freiheit freiheit, 5 months ago
    Cool, but I don't think it's for nuts. I have cracked a lot of nuts as a child and can tell you that you need some power to do so. the porcelain would not last very long. Maybe it's to apply some kind of seal or mark?
  2. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 months ago
    https://new.liveauctioneers.com/item/10189838

    http://www.nutcrackermuseum.com/images/picture%20no.%2013%20for%20new%20history%20of%20nutcfaackers.jpg

    T A
  3. CJLeavitt, 5 months ago
    freiheit, I was thinking that too, but the china/porcelain is also fairly thick at the bottom. And TubeAmp sent a couple of great images of nearly the same thing and it was called a nut cracker! Thanks to both of you!
  4. kyratango kyratango, 5 months ago
    Mystery solved! TubeAmp you're the king ;
    :-D
    CJLeavitt, veri interesting piece! welcome to CW
  5. CJLeavitt, 5 months ago
    Thank you all!
  6. freiheit freiheit, 5 months ago
    I would have never thought it could be used for nuts! How very interesting!
    I am glad you found out what it is.
  7. freiheit freiheit, 5 months ago
    And by the way, gesetzlich geschuetz means something like trade mark or protected by law:)
  8. UncleRon UncleRon, 5 months ago
    Look up this completed eBay auction: 222351280118
  9. CJLeavitt, 5 months ago
    Thank you freiheit, I did wonder what it said!
    UncleRon, I was unable to find a way to search for that auction. :(
  10. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 months ago
    Always happy to help,

    T A
  11. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 months ago
    What a funky nutcracker - I love it!!
  12. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 5 months ago
    What a cool item! Cracking nuts is a pain in the neck to say the least, but I could crack a hundred and more with this one! (maybe) :-)
  13. kyratango kyratango, 5 months ago
    CJLeavitt, you may tick the box mystery solved :-)
    here is the listing:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-MEISSEN-HP-BLUE-ONION-PORCELAIN-CAST-IRON-KITCHEN-FRUIT-NUT-PRESS-NR-/222351280118?hash=item33c52b47f6%3Ag%3AdlQAAOSwo4pYWFZ8&nma=true&si=NNSLHe8%252B2%252B7kWcealZYpn1C8vqA%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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