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Default Slicer, But For What ???

It's a slicer for something, and certainly old,
but for what?

http://cgi.ebay.com/_W0QQitemZ400032413691

If it's for pasta, the pasta would already have
to be cut into wide strips before using this to
cut it into narrow strips. What would be the
point of that? If you already have the knife
in your hand, why not keep cutting and forget
about using this machine?

It could be for cutting some other material
into strips, a material that occurs naturally
in wide strips. Like maybe slitting bark or
something for weaving into baskets.

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On Feb 23, 3:46*pm, Mark Thorson wrote:
It's a slicer for something, and certainly old,
but for what?

http://cgi.ebay.com/_W0QQitemZ400032413691

If it's for pasta, the pasta would already have
to be cut into wide strips before using this to
cut it into narrow strips. *What would be the
point of that? *If you already have the knife
in your hand, why not keep cutting and forget
about using this machine?

It could be for cutting some other material
into strips, a material that occurs naturally
in wide strips. *Like maybe slitting bark or
something for weaving into baskets.


Leather - to make laces/strips for sewing punched leather?
How about splitting fabric for hooking rugs (NOT "latch" hook)
Lynn in Fargo
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On Mon, 23 Feb 2009 13:46:33 -0800, Mark Thorson
fired up random neurons and synapses to opine:

It's a slicer for something, and certainly old,
but for what?

http://cgi.ebay.com/_W0QQitemZ400032413691


I'm about 99% sure it's an old meat grinder. My mother actually had an
old cast aluminum one that clamped to the kitchen counter/table and it
looked *somewhat* similar.

Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

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old as the bird, and if the bird's breasts had been as full as the
waitress's, it would have been a very good dinner."

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On Mon, 23 Feb 2009 13:46:33 -0800, Mark Thorson
wrote:

It's a slicer for something, and certainly old,
but for what?

http://cgi.ebay.com/_W0QQitemZ400032413691

If it's for pasta, the pasta would already have
to be cut into wide strips before using this to
cut it into narrow strips. What would be the
point of that? If you already have the knife
in your hand, why not keep cutting and forget
about using this machine?

It could be for cutting some other material
into strips, a material that occurs naturally
in wide strips. Like maybe slitting bark or
something for weaving into baskets.


Are you sure it's a slicer and not an extruder?


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interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

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"Mark Thorson" ha scritto nel messaggio It's a slicer for something, and
certainly old,
but for what?

http://cgi.ebay.com/_W0QQitemZ400032413691

If it's for pasta, the pasta would already have to be cut into wide
strips before using this to cut it into narrow strips.


The feed area precludes that kind of answer. If you were feeding in
something already rolled and flat the feed would be flat like a pasta roller
is today. This takes a rounded thing that is malleable and turns it into
long, flattened narrow things. Linguine, perhaps, but I wouldn't bet on it.
Without seeing just how big the resulatant strip would be it's impossible to
reckon, but sf is right, it is more an extruder than a roller/cutter.
Unfortunately, the last blow up looks like the strips could be 1" thick!




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"Mark Thorson" ha scritto nel messaggio It's a slicer for something,
and
certainly old,
but for what?

http://cgi.ebay.com/_W0QQitemZ400032413691

If it's for pasta, the pasta would already have to be cut into wide
strips before using this to cut it into narrow strips.


It appears that major portions of the device are missing; the entire cowl
and exit part... to me it looks like some sort of grain mill, perhaps a home
verion of a mill that slices steel cut oats, or separates the hull from
grain, or cracks corn, maybe removes shells from sunflower seeds.... but I
seriously doubt it has anything whatsoever to do with pasta.



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On Mon, 23 Feb 2009 19:34:49 -0800, Terry Pulliam Burd
wrote:

On Mon, 23 Feb 2009 13:46:33 -0800, Mark Thorson
fired up random neurons and synapses to opine:

It's a slicer for something, and certainly old,
but for what?

http://cgi.ebay.com/_W0QQitemZ400032413691


I'm about 99% sure it's an old meat grinder. My mother actually had an
old cast aluminum one that clamped to the kitchen counter/table and it
looked *somewhat* similar.

Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd


Mine had a horizontal screw that pushed the meat into a cutting blade
that turned (on the same axis as the screw) against a multi-holed face
plate. Mark's gadget seems to have a set of blades that turn against
a rotating grooved cylinder. It would cut strips, but I don't think
it would grind meat.

I'm thinking it's a noodle machine.
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