Anyone know what this thing is?

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  1. hemi71x

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    Anyone have any idea what this contraption is?
    It says Bloomfield Industries Chicago #29 on the handle.
    My guess is an old oil can crusher of some sort, but i don't even know if it's automotive related.

    A neighbor, two houses down, got evicted, and this is one of a few items that i brought home, that the landloard told us to take what you want.


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      • RustyRatRod

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        Yeah what he said. Kitty has one real similar. Works good, too.
         
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        • Treblig

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          You can that into GOLD....en french fries!!!!
           
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          • furyus2

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            Looks like an earlier version of the "Veg O Matic" that was popular in the 60's.
             
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            • rumblefish360

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              Holy snikes!!!!!!!
               
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                Yep!

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                • hemi71x

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                    Make some fries!
                     
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                    • Oldschoolcuda

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                      A vintage bloomfield #29 is actually a nice score.
                      They sell for $45 to $100 retail to collectors.
                       
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                      • toolmanmike

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                        Here's mine. It's a homeowner model and not industrial like the one you have.

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                          With malt vinegar and gravy! Nothing like home made fries. Poutine too!!
                           
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                            When I was young (when dinosaurs roamed) Mc Donald’s use to make their fries with a similar machine. Had a machine that washed and semi peeled fresh taters. Back when they sold real food!​
                             
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                            • hemi71x

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                              Wow.
                              I actually got something for FREE, that's worth some money. lol
                               
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                              And even better, you got it identified and appraised here for free too! :D
                               
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                                And they fried them in beef tallow. (like beef lard) no wonder why they were so good but so bad for you. Lol
                                 
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                                I feel like I've been on Antiques Roadshow today. :rolleyes:
                                 
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                                  A Personal trainer for erectile dysfunction
                                   
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                                    I'm hungry
                                     
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                                    They were really good though. Yum!
                                     
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                                    I still love Mc Donalds fries when just made. Go to my local one around 11 am once a month when they are switching to lunch and those babies are fresh.
                                    Tomorrow is my day. Wohooo.
                                     
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                                    • Avispa

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                                      Looks like sumpin' I found under my ex GF's bed, didn't wait or ask what is was !
                                       
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                                      Glad she is an ex GF. .lol
                                       
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                                      like most, she's boomerang ! :)
                                       
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