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Recent comments129458 of 131120Early 1900's Wales Adding Machine / Beautiful Beveled Glass SidesMore from the 1917 Sears, Roebuck and Co catalog
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Posted 7 years ago


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I have no clue what it is... anyone know or what its value is?
Its about 8" tall looks to be bronze/silver

found it at a garage sale

Mystery Solved


  1. YardSaleDave, 7 years ago
    The piece inside your egg should lift out. Originally there were 4 small condiment jars for oil, vinegar, salt and pepper that sat into the 4 holes. This was part of a fancy place setting during the late Victorian time period.
    Your last photo is too blurry to read the marks.
    Hope this helps
  2. thirteen13vintage, 7 years ago
    Thanks for your information and time. The bottom reads M & W then there is a number w4087
  3. Fastlane, 7 years ago
    I may be wrong but I think this is actually used to hard boil eggs in. It looks like a candle would sit on the bottom to generate heat. The holder would accept 4 eggs and you simply lift it out when the eggs are done.
  4. tikiray tikiray, 7 years ago
    Fastlane, you're not wrong. It is indeed an egg cooker. Here is one very similar.
  5. YardSaleDave, 7 years ago
    Thanks Fastlane, that's a first for me.
  6. tikiray tikiray, 7 years ago
    Here is another. This one is too shiny for me. lol
  7. thirteen13vintage, 7 years ago
    Thanks to all for your help.
  8. Fastlane, 7 years ago
    Pretty cool item. I had never seen one before so it was purely a guess. Glad I was correct though. LOL

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