Original purpose of this object?

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  1. popthree

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    About 30" high maybe 15# double walled steel. Beer for scale.

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    If it’s double walled steel I’m guessing it was for keeping something hot or cold like a big thermos

    That’s the best guess I have

    Does it looks like it was ever heated from the bottom ?
     
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    Most likely a beer scale. Maybe a depository for hot coals, steel bits.
     
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    Great photo....I find beer often puts things in their proper perspective, too.
     
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    Bodies sink fastest in those!
     
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    And I did the spinal tap thing. Read 30 inches as 30 feet. Lol. Till I opened the picture I was wondering a beer would make a meaningful scale.

    As for what it is, i think it’s for storing flour or some other dry commodity.


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    I bought a milk container at a garage sale when I was a kid that looked a lot like that. It may have been used to store cold milk.
     
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    Some more detailed views might help.
    But it looks like the handles are extra sturdy, and it appears there is a slight lip provided for pouring.
    The bottom and its holes might be a further clue......

    Its part of some sort of "process" so to speak....

    Dismalhead might be on to something. Dairy process. Could well be.
     
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    a container for spent radioactive fuel?...:eek::twisted:
     
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    need to see a pic of the inside.
     
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    I’d say it a vessel for holding hot waste like oil or coals in a foundry.
     
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    Ice cream churn container?
     
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    Cthulhu canister?

    That would kind of suck, seeing as it’s empty now...
     
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    I’m sticking with it was used for heating something what that something was I don’t know
     
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    I was thinking this might be plausible also maybe used for foundry work like melting lead or something similar
     
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    Ash can. For cleaning out a coal/wood burning furnace/boiler where some hot coals may still linger.

    Maybe.
     
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    You put Schrödinger's cat in there and unbelievably the cat is both alive and dead!

    CP.
     
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