Patti and I were chatting the other day about how it'd be fun to post photos of "stumpers"....products, objects, things that are puzzling. Here is one. I bought it at an antique store in Maine many years ago. I have no idea why it caught my eye. I think it was the mystery of it. I have it photographed here next to some cherry tomatoes. Any guesses--wild or crazy or accurate--about what it is?
Those are "normal sized cherry tomatoes...about the diameter of a quarter. Those little dots are actually tiny holes drilled throughout the wood.
There is very faint writing on the convex underside. I can't fully make it out but I vaguely remember it saying something like "Munsing" or "Munsining". Curiously there is a little circle R trademark mark, blowing my theory that this might be a tourist town name hand burned into the wood. The rectangular white area is just a ghost mark from tape...probably from the price tag when I bought this mystery object.