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jamielee1usa

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iconnumber posted 11-30-2004 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jamielee1usa     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We found this Gorham piece at an estate sale. We are thinking it is a food pusher, but are unsure and very curious. Does anyone know what this would have been used for? Also, is this one of Gorham's "maverick" patterns? Thanks for your help!


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FredZ

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iconnumber posted 11-30-2004 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Geri had contacted me at another forum and I asked her to bring her query to the folks here. It has the appearance of a plunger of sorts in the Aesthetic Style. Perhaps part of something. It looks clunky to be a food pusher.

(goes to show what I know about food pushers)

Fred

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iconnumber posted 11-30-2004 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is somewhat of a guess, but given the seafood oriented theme of the piece, I am wondering if it might have been used to crack crabs or to push crab shells.

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jamielee1usa

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Mystery solved! Thanks so much to everyone. It's nice to know for sure what we own! Special thanks to Scott for the fabulous pictures.

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