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Can anyone identify this item? Answered

This is an odd looking item and has no markings of any kind.  It's some type of tool.  I would like to know what it is and what it's used for. Any help would be appreciated. 

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Josehf Murchison

4 years ago

It is a Quiche shaper.

I tried to find on the net but I can’t find one.

It is used for shaping the sides of pastry dishes like flat tray pies. It stabilizes the
sides of the pie so the sides won’t fall over.

To day you can buy Quiche pie plates.

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sinchpaJosehf Murchison

Answer 4 years ago

Thank you for your reply. That sounds like a logical answer, but I don't understand why no matter what we call this it can't be found anywhere on the internet.

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sinchpa

4 years ago

So far the 2 people I know who have this item are from England. I believe it is unique to England.

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sinchpa

4 years ago

The person who has this item says it was in his grandmothers house and she is Scandinavian! You are onto something, Wolf996!!!

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wolf996

4 years ago

Looks like aluminum but, it might just be a turnip masher.

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sinchpawolf996

Answer 4 years ago

That sounds like a possibility, but a search for a turnip masher didn't turn up anything similar. Thanks! Keep thinking. LOL

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wolf996sinchpa

Answer 4 years ago

It could be really stylized, my family was from the Scandanivian area and might have something similar lying around, it looks really familiar.

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mole1

4 years ago

Next guess: a tool for keeping two strands of something separated ... like maybe an untwisted section of rope?

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RJM2001

4 years ago

How Old Does It Look?

From The 70s 80s 90s?

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mole1

4 years ago

I'm guessing it's for crushing something without splashing by rocking over it.(maybe in a specially shaped container). Would be a good way to crush strawberries or bruise greens.

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Vyger

4 years ago

Its an alien claw straightener.

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icengVyger

Answer 4 years ago

Good one !

There is a web site that tries to match a picture but I don't remember the URL.

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tgferreira184

4 years ago

I would say that it's some sort of culinary device for cutting dough, or maybe a stamp.