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Posted 3 years ago


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I can't find anything like it on the internet. I'm thinking it's a vegetable grader but welcome any other ideas? It measures 7 inches high and
9 inches side. There is a pull out drawer at the bottom on one side and the hand crank is on the other side. I've tried to take pictures to show the inside of it. It's interesting and we thought it was a cool piece so purchased at a garage sale. The seller didn't know what it was either. I'm putting it under Kitchen but didn't see an appropriate sub-category for it. Thanks for your help.

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  1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    Looks like it is made of yellow pine with a galvanized metal liner. I would hope it wasn't used for food. No stains in the bottom drawer or rust on the grinding wheel from moisture. I never saw this item before but I remember drying butternuts by a coal furnace in the cellar all winter. You spread then out on newspapers and just let them dry. They are super sticky and when the husk peals away they have sharp spikes. In the spring you gathered them and cracked them and ground the nut meat to use in cookies and brownies. This reminds me of a nut grinder but a design I never saw before.
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
    Maybe some sort of cigar rolling machine & the drawer catches tobac not used? I'm going to follow this because it has my curiosity up. Is that a carrying handle on top when it is closed?
  3. luvantiques08 luvantiques08, 3 years ago
    Actually on the top, you can turn it so the metal piece moves up and there is a slot that opens to the bottom of the box. Wonder if you put something betwen that metal piece and the grater and push it forward to move whatever you're grating along??? I'll delete the last picture in a few minutes and add one that shows the metal piece up. My picture won't show the slot in the bottom but there is one.
  4. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 3 years ago
    Yes of course it is a rotary disk grater.

    T A

  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Ideal for grating your Parmesan cheese or Nutmeg if you don't mind lead from all that solder used. Looks rather primitive, as in home built.
  6. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 3 years ago
    If it was only to grind bar soap into flakes, I don't think there would be a big problem.

    T A

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