Shopper sparks debate after discovering bizarre $1 gadget in ops store: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it’
- Mom asked for help after spotting weird gadget in ops store
- It has been revealed that the item is actually a carving fork which contains meat to be sliced
- Mystery shop shopping has taken the internet by storm lately
A curious customer asked for help identifying an unknown gadget she spotted on sale for $1 at an ops store.
Taking to Facebook, Chichi from Adelaide, South Australia, shared a photo of the vintage item and likened it to some form of table utensil,
Hundreds of responses poured in, with suggestions such as a double-dipping fork, corkscrew, back scratcher or the handle of a rotisserie.
This mysterious $1 gadget sparked a debate on Facebook, but was later revealed to be a vintage carving fork for roasting meat.
However, it soon turned out to be an old carving fork for roasting meat.
The grooves allow the knives to slice meat evenly and the guard allows for a streamlined, slip-free cut.
it’s not the first mystery item to grab attention online in recent times, with one shopper earlier this month sharing a snap of the curious bright blue platter.
Helen from Brisbane, Queensland, asked Facebook users for responses to the retro post after the volunteer who dropped it off admitted she was equally puzzled.
it’s not the first mystery item to grab attention online in recent times, with one shopper earlier this month sharing a snap of the curious bright blue platter. it turned out to be a vintage ashtray from the 1960s
However, after countless responses including a brush holder and a towel rack, it was revealed that the antique purchase was actually an ashtray from the early 1960s.
“Atomic” design ashtrays were hugely popular when smoking was very common and came in a range of bright colors with the same space-age inspired design.
The spiral in the middle has been designed to hold the cigarettes in place without them slipping in the ashtray.
The atomic ashtray design and built-in spring make smoking and socializing easy, as smokers can place their cigarette directly into the holder while having a drink and chatting.
Hundreds of people have mistakenly guessed that the purchase from the op shop was either a brush holder, a towel holder, a bottle opener, a soap dish or even a toast holder.
Others shared that they also had atomic ashtrays and commented on how the vintage purchase looked like something straight out of the 1962 sitcom The Jetsons.
‘It’s 60s gold! Even if I don’t smoke I would love this,” one Facebook user wrote.