"Might it have been constructed in that fashion in order to increase its stability? Perhaps the person who made it had made a simple rectangular one before that kept falling over with the brooms, etc in it. - just a "wild" guess."
"I was also confused by this post as the original post (as I received it) did not have any pics or links to pics. Does anyone know why some would have received the pic and others did not? Was it just a "one-time" glitch or is it…"
"Yep, Jeff, her Mexican model surely looks like the item, but from having squeezed lemons for over 60 years, I find her suggestion of using either this or a mixer beater "interesting" at best. The mixer beater had juice going all over…"
"Thank you. Ah, yes, I remember seeing that - and did not know what it was. My "reaction" at the time when we learned what it was was - hmm, a good deal "older" than the one that I had to use back in the 1940s - it brought…"
"My field for decades has been out-of-print books on the fine and decorative arts. With the economic changes in that area, we are now focusing on ephemera. I have always had an interest in "older" objects and thus find these…"
"Mark, while I would not want to get "ripped off" if I were to sell something, monetary value ranks rather low on my list of why I collect/own something. My dearest objects are those that have come down from relatives - and most have…"
"You say "the handles still retain their "like new" shiny metallic luster". Unless you are keeping it in a special wrapper (or unless you mean after you polished it), if it was sterling, it would be tarnished."
""Occupied Japan" was used during the allied occupation (end of WWII through April 25, 1952). When the allies left, it became just simply "Japan". I do not recall how objects were marked before the war. Perhaps…"