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gardenfinds
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 20, 2009
11:34 PM

Post #6166965

I pick up a lot of stuff and find new uses for it and can't figure out what this might have originally been. At first, I thought it was a round bingo cage but not so sure. It's made of metal and metal mesh and has a bent latch and hinges and can be opened. It also has a metal plates with square holes on either side. I'd appreciate an identification. I've got another photo of it open. Thanks!

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bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 21, 2009
1:02 AM

Post #6167353

some kind of fish/lobster/crab trap????
gardenfinds
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 21, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #6167368

Well, now that's something I hadn't considered, not sure how that would work, I'll have to think on it...thanks for the reply! I'm posting another photo of it open.

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claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2009
1:09 AM

Post #6167381

I don't think it's fishing gear, maybe a giant bingo cage or raffle cage or someting like that? It looks like it has holes on the ends to spin on.
gardenfinds
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 21, 2009
1:20 AM

Post #6167420

claypa, that's exactly what I originally thought, that there was probably a stand that was inserted into those holes in the ends for spinning. Maybe it's just an older version of the more modern bingo cages.
bigbubbles
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 21, 2009
1:21 AM

Post #6167426

yep, maybe lottery balls!
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #6167452

oops, I see now that's what you wrote!.. the flat panels inside it would mix up the bingo numbers or raffle tickets or whatever.
gardenfinds
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 21, 2009
1:35 AM

Post #6167479

Yep, I think we got it!
TheAngelGirl
Coushatta, LA

February 24, 2009
5:19 AM

Post #6181670

It may be to big,but it looks like something you use in a rotisserie oven.
Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

April 22, 2009
4:08 PM

Post #6447598

Yep , It looks just like the one in my rotisserie. E
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

April 25, 2009
5:06 AM

Post #6460145

I was going to say bingo too.
tomatofreak
Phoenix, AZ

May 17, 2009
2:10 PM

Post #6559663

Johnny-come-lately to the thread here. You haven't given any measurements for the cage but if it's big, it could well have been used to roast peppers. Out here in the West, when the Hatch peppers come in, you can smell those peppers roasting for some distance. The cage is set up like a rotisserie over coals and often turned by hand. The panels inside keep the peppers turning over so they don't roast (or burn) only on one side.
gardenfinds
Tulsa, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2009
12:58 AM

Post #6572183

Interesting take on the cage tomatofreak, I'd never even considered that! Thanks for the input.
BorderPatrol
Bryan, TX

July 30, 2009
5:37 AM

Post #6883611

I think it is a salad spinner.
huggergirl
Columbia City, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 1, 2009
12:27 PM

Post #6893198

tomatofreak is on to something there,there are no holes to pick tickets or bingo balls out of.What ever it is ,its nice and well built.What are you gonna do with it?
huggergirl
Columbia City, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2009
12:15 PM

Post #6900942

OMG,I just remembered I ve seen one in use and it is a pepper roaster,I saw one in use when we were in Denver,at a farmers market.tomatofreak was right on.
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 5, 2009
6:23 PM

Post #7028945

That makes sense! It is OLD and yet not rusted out because as a tool for roasting peppers, it was kept clean and in good shape through the years.
VickieP
Rutherfordton, NC
(Zone 7a)

November 3, 2009
3:22 PM

Post #7237074

I'm a little late to this post, but we use these as crab traps along the Atlantic...in fact, they are sold most everywhere along the easter coast. If you don't go crabbing, I suppose you could use it for bingo but how would you retrieve the little balls? My best alternate use would be as a flower container.

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