Last weekend, I picked up a vintage kitchen utensil at a thrift store. (Yes, I collect red-handled vintage utensils... I'm going to use them to decorate my kitchen!) I didn't even know what it was, but it sparked my curiosity so I had to have it.
When I got home, I twisted and turned it, examined it closely... and finally came up with my best guess of what it could be. I checked online and it turns out I was right! But I'm not going to tell you until you've all had a chance to make a guess!
Here are a couple pictures of it.
It's not too big, about the size of a cookie cutter, with a wooden handle that can be twisted back and forth.
When the handle is turned, this causes the semi circle-shaped metal pieces that stick out of the bottom to come closer together or farther apart. However, you can only twist the handle about a half rotation, before it is stopped by the C-shaped grooves and you have to crank it back the other way.
Any ideas? Let me know in the comments!
Then check back here in a day or two and I'll reveal the function of this funny little utensil!
Good luck! :)