[Sca-cooks] OT / OOP - mystery object
sprucebranch at gmail.com
Thu May 21 13:51:54 PDT 2009
Actually, that thing looks familiar. It looks almost exactly like a tool we
used for pulling hot trays out of a (commercial-sized) oven. That size, I
think, would be used for pizza trays. The handles would have to be hooked
for anything much heavier (though, for the really big trays, you can use
two), or it'd slide out of your hand.
The sort of hooky part inside near the fulcrum is where the lip of the pan
fits....the thing is flat, because the pan is flat, and you don't want to
bend your pan.
If I'm thinking of the right tool, of course. I don't remember ours being
toothy.....it sure looks the same, though.
Could be something similar, like to form pie crust edges....
On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 1:34 PM, <chawkswrth at aol.com> wrote:
> I just had one of the doctors look at it and he said it is a retractor, but
> not a medical or dental one. (can you imagine that in your mouth?)
> I wonder if it could have been something for preparing wood, such as
> peeling back bark?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Terry Decker <t.d.decker at att.net>
> To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Sent: Thu, 21 May 2009 2:53 pm
> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] OT / OOP - mystery object
> I have no clue as to how the tool was used, but it doesn't appear to be a
> farrier or blacksmith tool. It is too short to get the leverage needed to
> pull horseshoes. Also, it is designed so the jaws shouldn't close down
> tightly. The two bumps on the inside of the handles opposite each other
> should limit how tightly the jaws can close.?
> The shape and size suggest that it is for fine bending and shaping, but I
> have no idea of the materials on which it would be used.?
> >I don't have a real clue but maybe it's something a farrier would use to?
> > remove horse shoes??
> > -S?
> > On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 12:40 PM, <edoard at medievalcookery.com> wrote:?
> >> Howdy,?
> >> My dad has this unusual object on his office desk. It's some sort of?
> >> stainless steel hand tool - possibly farm related. None of us in the?
> >> family (including him) can figure out what it is, and not knowing has?
> >> been bugging me for years.?
> >> I've finally managed to get (crappy) pictures of the thing up online
> >> http://medievalcookery.blogspot.com/2009/05/modern-mystery.html?
> >> Anyone here have any ideas??
> >> - Doc?
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