Thomas Dean

What the HECK is this!!??

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Met a man this evening, he had an anvil for sale of which I purchased but that's another story....OK, it was a Vulcan and will make a nice starter for someone....

He has asked all the old folks at the coffee shop what it is. Everyone he works with, anyone that MIGHT know and still has no real good explaination as to what it is. I asked if I could take a few pics and post it to see what I could come up with so here tis!

There is a piece that slides down the tube that looks like it was intended to push whatever was in the tube out the end.(see last pic) The overall length is 16-18" and about 1 1/4"dia. There are small dents and dings in it but other than that it is in great shape. He thinks that it was possibly used for taking cheese samples and I thought maybe taking samples of grains.
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So, what are YOUR ideas of what it is????

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I would agree with the cheese corer. Grain would fall out too easily. Looks like an adjustable stop to not go past center of wheel. What is the diameter and length of the tool?

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It looks sorta like the scoop for sampling coffee while roasting, using a commercial size drum machine. The scoop is passes into a small hole in the drum of machine where the beans are falling to collect a sample.

Not really sure though.

Phil

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Maple syrup tester, the thicker it gets the less you need to test.... not really sure though.

Actually my answer is an adjustable scoop for animal portioning, they all get so many scoops of grain, a couple get so much of a scoop of oats, and so many get so much of a scoop of alfalfa.. hypothesis... withouth testing cant be theory...


my 5 cents...
Cliff

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One was sold recently on Ebay as a Cheese Tester (which was my first guess). The Ebay item number is 290684135394. Just get onto Ebay and put the item number in the search box.

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