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#1 toymaker

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 05:17 PM

I found this in a kitchen drawer.  You squeeze the handle and the sproingy thing spreads apart.  I have searched for photos on the Internet and asked just about everyone who comes to the house.  I even took it into work one day.  No one can agree about what it is:

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 05:22 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 04 July 2017 - 05:17 PM, said:

I found this in a kitchen drawer.  You squeeze the handle and the sproingy thing spreads apart.  I have searched for photos on the Internet and asked just about everyone who comes to the house.  I even took it into work one day.  No one can agree about what it is:

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Interesting,

Never seen that before. Does it open up? Maybe it is for squeezing a type of fruit or vegetable.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 05:27 PM

It doesn't really open up; it just spreads apart.  It also has a couple of things on the handle that make me think it's supposed to rest on the edge of a bowl.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 05:32 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 04 July 2017 - 05:27 PM, said:

It doesn't really open up; it just spreads apart.  It also has a couple of things on the handle that make me think it's supposed to rest on the edge of a bowl.

It's bothering me now. :lol: Could be some type of roller.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 05:42 PM

I've heard egg slicer, garlic press, and a few other things I can't remember but didn't make sense at the time.  Oh, and whisk . . . although why you'd have exert pressure to keep the wire apart is beyond me.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 05:50 PM

I believe it is a coil wisk / egg beater / blender

Here's one that sold on etsy

https://www.etsy.com...coil-wire-whisk

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 06:08 PM

View PostLucas, on 04 July 2017 - 05:50 PM, said:

I believe it is a coil wisk / egg beater / blender

Here's one that sold on etsy

https://www.etsy.com...coil-wire-whisk

Seems so. Never have seen that type though.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 06:08 PM

holy crap

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 06:18 PM

It's an expandable wisk. Just saw an image of it doing a search.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:18 PM

View PostLucas, on 04 July 2017 - 05:50 PM, said:

I believe it is a coil wisk / egg beater / blender

Here's one that sold on etsy

https://www.etsy.com...coil-wire-whisk
seems like a silly item for just beating eggs. I just use a damn fork.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:34 PM

It's funny because I thought it might be a whisk but I couldn't figure out the point of it retracting.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:23 PM

Well,

It's always nice to learn something new everyday.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:28 PM

Hey TM, will you try using it ??

Maybe as you are beating the eggs or stirring cake batter, you'll have a holy ****, this thing is great moment while opening and closing it !!

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:34 PM

View PostLucas, on 04 July 2017 - 09:28 PM, said:

Hey TM, will you try using it ??

Maybe as you are beating the eggs or stirring cake batter, you'll have a holy ****, this thing is great moment while opening and closing it !!

No,

I have a wisk already. One that doesn't require opening and closing. :D

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:58 PM

I'm a fork guy.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 06:44 AM

toymaker, it's a spring coil wire whisk for beating eggs.  :)

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:14 AM

When I was a kid I used to play with kitchen utensils and assorted gadgets because my parents wouldn't buy me a guitar.
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Posted 11 July 2017 - 10:17 AM

View PostBabycat, on 05 July 2017 - 06:44 AM, said:

toymaker, it's a spring coil wire whisk for beating eggs.  :)
Vintage 1920's Spring Coil Wire Whisk - Kitchen Egg Beater - Liquid Blender - Expandable Beehive Whisk

https://www.etsy.com...coil-wire-whisk

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:05 PM

Maybe it could whip up some nice meringue up if one whips & squeezes & squeezes & whips & HEY wait a minute I can see where this is going :LMAO: !!!!

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 04:05 AM


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