Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What is it?

Does Anyone know what this is?


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8 comments:

  1. It almost looks like a double boiler. But I'm sure there's another use for it.

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  2. It is small, about the same size as a small flour sifter.And the strainer part in the top reminds me of a fine filter. I have a question into an antique expert, hopefully Betty can tell me!

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  3. Looks like a small cream separator.Might have been for buttermilk or curdle cheese.It definately looks like it was used for skimming and separating the liquid of something.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  4. Now that's a thought!!!!! Can't wait to find out for sure. I love it anyways! Just nice to know

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  5. I was going to suggest what Amy said. While growing up on a farm and having dairy cows, I remember my dad using something very similar to this. He would strain the cow's milk a few times to get the cream off the top.

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  6. Interesting, the antique Lady, Betty suggested it might be a vintage aluminum tea strainer. I don't know what is correct, But I love it!!!!

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  7. My money is on a cream separator............reminds me of time spent watching grandma strain milk on the back porch!

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  8. Well, I said straining the cream off... that's when the cow's milk comes from the fridge to your glass or dish.

    My dad used this type of filter/bucket to actually strain bugs and debris from the milk bucket to the milk jar. Didn't want to gross anyone out but that's really what he did. =]

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