What Is It? Game 151

W00t! It's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Can you guess what the strange tool above is used for?

Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you can enter as many as you'd like. Post no URLs or weblinks, doing so will forfeit your entry. Two winners: the first correct guess and the funniest albeit ultimately wrong guess will win T-shirt from the NeatoShop.

Please write your T-shirt selection alongside your guess. If you don't include a selection, you forfeit the prize, mmkay? May we suggest the Science T-Shirt, Funny T-Shirt and Artist-Designed T-Shirts?

For more clues, check out the What Is It? Blog. Good luck!

Update 9/24/10 - the answer is: An Ankeny grapefruit cutter and seeder, patent number 1,542,352. Congratulations to Just a Guess who got it, right off the bat, and to Tyra Shupe for "industrial toe nail clippers."

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This device, though very old, is clearly meant to remove 1/2 sections of fruit from a halved orange or grape-fruit.

One simply slices the orange/grapefruit perpendicularly to the axis defined by the two navels in the fruit, then places the apparatus into the fruit and actuates the lever. Once this is done, they may then remove the tool, and open the lever again to deposit their removed fruit slice.

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