What is this Thrift Shop find?
Since I am nudging 60, the chances of a photo are obviously nil.
The object is made of high grade stainless steel and about 1.5 to 2 mm in thickness. It is 16 inches tall and 6 inches in diameter. There is no pouring lip, no handles, does have a rolled rim, and dented on the base.
My first thought was as an insert into a warming table, but I have never seen one of this size before. Any help would be appreciated.
Offhand, I can't imagine a culinary use.
Perhaps a container to hold long, used surgical instruments?
Sorry about the delay, quality time on the boat.
It is circular. I have never seen a warming tray that deep, but my exposure to current restaurant equipment is nil. The Wine cooler looks great, but this is up to man safe mil spec standards.
But I haven't seen it in any chemical or chip facilities in the area, nor does it ring a bell with my techie buds.
Thanks for the thoughts on hospital ware. I have a friend who is chief nurse of the local ICU and I will see what she has to say.
Thanks to you all.