Can you guess these gadgets?

During the course of my travels, I've collected several gadgets that I needed help in identifying. Some are current gadgets, some are of the older variety.

I bought this at a thrift store, not sure exactly what it is or what it's used for.

Can you guess?
Item #1
Metal tray side view

Metal tray top view
July 10, 3013

Can you guess what this is?
Item #2


  1. It looks like something you put the pots, plates to dry or the "thing" from the interior of the washing machine... the rack

    1. Good guess! I would tend to agree with you, but the base of this as four, round, decorative feet (see top picture). Looks like it's made to sit on top of a table or bar.
      Whatever it is, it's very pretty and made very well. :-)

  2. A sectional oven rack for baking

  3. Silverware tray? And hard boiled egg slicer?

  4. Dawn, Good guesses! My thought was a silverware tray, but I'm not sure why there is that little square area and it's there's a lot of extra room if you put silverware around it. I still don't know exactly what it is, but I liked it. When I saw it at the thrift store I bought it!

    The other item is a butter slicer! You were partially right! It makes small pats of butter. I use it a lot for baking as I can make the pieces small so they'll mix better in my mixer. It's meant to be used to make these pretty pats of butter so you can place them on a butter dish for guests. Thanks for your guesses. I have more mystery gadgets to come!


Do you have any gadgets you'd like to see used? Do you have any favorites of your own? Post suggestions, ideas, reviews.