What is it ? What is it used for ?

Submitted: Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 19:57
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Found this item in my mother in law's goods & chattels after she passed away. I have seen something like it when I was a child but can't figure it out now.

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Reply By: Member - MIKE.G - Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 20:10

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 20:10
Hi Batsy.

Looks like either a large garlic press or an old type of soap saver for small pieces of soap?

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Follow Up By: Al-one - Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 20:19

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 20:19
Is it a flour sifter?
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Follow Up By: batsy - Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 20:41

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 20:41
Mike it would indeed be a very large garlic press . I f a smalls soap press why the holes ?
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Follow Up By: batsy - Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 20:44

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 20:44
Al-one could be a flour sifter but holes are very small and unit is also quite small . Someone here will know I am sure.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 21:00

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 21:00
Maybe a juice extractor?

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Follow Up By: batsy - Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 21:03

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 21:03
Could be Jim the holes are small enough to let the juice through but not anything else.
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Reply By: Member - wicket - Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 20:59

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 20:59
For potato mash, a potato ricer.
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Follow Up By: batsy - Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 21:06

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 21:06
Are you saying it is or are you suggesting it may be ?
What is a potato ricer ?

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Follow Up By: My Aussie Travel Guide - Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 21:17

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 21:17
It looks like a potato ricer to me as well. My Nonna would use it after boiling potatoes, then squeeze them through the ricer to get a super fine texture which she then used for making gnocchi.
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Reply By: Member - MIKE.G - Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 21:14

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 21:14
Hi Wicket - correct, a Potato Ricer. Can still be purchased.

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Reply By: kgarn - Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 21:15

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 21:15
Looks a bit like this one for sale on ebay;
Vintage Hand Juicer
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Follow Up By: batsy - Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 21:17

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 21:17
kgarn that is exactly the item.
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Follow Up By: Member - shane r1 - Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 at 11:56

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 at 11:56
G’day Batsy,
Yours probably isn’t worth as much as the eBay one, it’s in too pristine condition. Is that rustic look the eBay one has , what “antique “ means? LOL
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Friday, Nov 20, 2020 at 15:45

Friday, Nov 20, 2020 at 15:45
I'm with the potato mashers Batsy. Just because someone on ebay thinks it's a juicer doesn't necessarily mean it is.

This seller thinks his/hers is a ricer/masher
(Edit: should have read further, HKB has already posted that link).

Given that our forebears weren't as finicky I'd hazard a guess it was used for both, and more.
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Reply By: HKB Electronics - Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 22:45

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 22:45
Seems it is a juicer or a potato ricer, probably know by other names as well.

Potato ricer
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Reply By: Hoyks - Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 at 17:18

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 at 17:18
Potato masher.

Boil your diced spuds (or pumpkin for that matter) within an inch of their lives, pop them in the basket and squash them through the mesh.

Instant mashed potato.... of course thats not counting the 20 minutes to boil the spuds.
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Reply By: Member - TonyV - Friday, Nov 20, 2020 at 15:07

Friday, Nov 20, 2020 at 15:07
I found a modern version listed as a potato ricer
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