Posted 5 months ago
I have literally been wondering what this d**ned thing is really supposed to be for nearly *40 years* -- never finding the slightest clue. Can ANYBODY help answer the question??? <beg>
I admit I'd kinda forgot about it until rediscovering it on the auction racks after it got unearthed from Mom/Dad's basement . Once it found its way onto the 'unclaimed/free-pile' rack at the end of the sale and still nobody took it, I grabbed it for 'my pile' because my curiosity had been rekindled... <sigh><headdesk>
When I was a kid we used it occasionally to hold 'small critters' (butterflies, bugs, hamsters, etc) and even back then, it occurred to me that it was entirely too complicated (and nicely made!) to just be a 'bug cage'...??
It is made of galvanized 3/16" hardware cloth in an aluminum frame with rubber feet, and is about 8" across and 9" tall overall. Its aluminum lid simply press-fits onto the top of the cage, and is particularly peculiar in that it is hollow, its outside is topped with what appears to be a nipple fitting one could attach a 5/8" hose (?) to, and its inside features a roughly 3-1/2" dome perforated with a pattern of tiny holes, kind of like a showerhead. There are absolutely no markings of any kind on it, anywhere.
Could it be a 'vegetable washer' for the kitchen? Or a 'parts washer' for the auto shop? Or a 'fumigator' for the garden? OR WHAT...??????
ALL SUGGESTIONS GRATEFULLY RECEIVED, especially if 'ya really DO know...??!! <lolol>