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Thursday, September 10, 2009

I have NO CLUE....

no clue whatsoever...

do any of you know what this contraption is?
It found me at an antiques shop, and of course, I had to have it for the shop here...

it has a wooden crank handle, and is screened, like to sift something...flour perhaps?

If any of you know what it is, or have any entertaining ideas as to what it might be,
please comment away...
I'll be happy to know!!
On another note about having no clue...
where did the last two weeks go?
I am getting anxious about the show here in a week and 1 day
my sewing machine has been a-buzz, whipping out goblins and scarecrows,
I've dulled two punch needles, and have bent 3 sewing needles!!
I've been receiving daily phone calls and emails asking directions, lodging info and who's vending.
I can't wait till the 19th!!!
in the meantime, please visit my Witchy blog to see another new art print!
Blessed be, folks...


Honorablyfallen said...

I think it is for flour , My Granny had tons of old farm tools. Its very neat BTW! I know what you mean my sewing machine is smoking I'm in a curtain making storm !

Nancy said...

I have no idea, but it sure is nifty!

Orange Sink said...

I wonder if it's for some type of threshing for grain...to remove the seed heads like oats or something? It is small, portable, maybe they took it to the fields?? You've given my brain a workout here! I hope an oldtimer comes forth with the real use! It's a great piece! Cathy G

Constance said...

Lori, I have no idea what it is and I thought I'd seen about everything primitive. I'm pretty sure it's a sifter or thrasher of some kind. You just have to let us know when you find out. Good luck on the Primitive Gathering!! I know it's going to be a wonderful event!

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

What about something to do with dough? Looks like it would be great for mashing dough down between 1st and second rising... crazy idea maybe


janeu729 said...

I can't wait for the 19th either!! I'm saving my pennies ( AND $$$). Hoping for more of this great weather for the big day!

Love the grinding thingy- Maybe you should offer a prize for anyone who can prove its purpose!

Barbara said...

Lori, it looks very similar to a very earl sifter I have.. I think some part is missing to help it sit upright (the screened part should be down so you can pour into the opened area)We'll see you next weekend...Blessings from NC Cabin In The Woods

Julie's Keepsakes said...

To chop a hand off...just kidding. LOL

Lori said...

Julie, you're a nut!! :)

folks, I do believe it is a sifter...the wire screen is SOoooo fine, that I don't think anything but flour could get through it!!!

Thanks for ALL the suggestions!!!

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