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Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:53 pm
Came in a milk crate purchased at an auction filled with mostly basement workshop items but it looks almost like a kitchen device.
The threaded part unscrews completely out and can be switched end for end to change from a larger to a smaller size. The handle is 9" long with a plastic end grip.
It's mounted on a 9" piece of wood that doesn't appear to be very old, there are no numbers or letters stamped anywhere, front or back.
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Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:03 am
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:18 am
Bingo... And fast service... Thanks Bill.
I actually thought maybe it was a nutcracker but that seemed almost too easy.
A nutcracker for rich folks?
The only nutcracker experience I have is with mom's metal plier like device that resembled a jar opener.
The two different jaw size option also had me wondering.
If you look closely at the fixed jaw, it does appear to have the remains of a nut shell lodged in it so you have hit the nail on the head Bill.
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:49 am
Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:43 am
A Munsey Nut Buster... The only nut buster I know about is this kind, not for edible nuts though... http://www.dhcsupplies.com/store/p/1247 ... ckets.html
Barnyard's model has smooth cups, mine has ridges or serrations, one of the details that puzzled me thinking it was for some other use.
Quite a complicated little piece of equipment for busting nuts but now I know beyond a doubt what I have.
As I thought a little more about nut crackers farther back in time, I remember grandma had a cast iron squirrel that when you messed with its tail, it would crack the nut you placed in its mouth.
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