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Antique smoker ? ? ?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, Well I just joined up yesterday and posted a intro thread. points.gif

Today as I was looking at Yahoo Auctions (similar to Ebay) I came across this antique smoker. The phrase carved into it I thought was pretty cool. On top it reads "THE MAN WHO SMOKES, THINKS LIKE A SAINT, AND ACTS LIKE A SAMARITAN"

Anyhow here is a link. Let me know what you all think and or if this is even a antique meat smoker.

post #2 of 16
Eh, Tom, It's Written In Japanese...icon_mrgreen.gif
post #3 of 16
maybe it's for smoking egg rolls..........tongue.gif
post #4 of 16
is it possibly for cigars?
post #5 of 16
That thing looks like a hutch or a nice piece of furiture not a smoker. It does look really cool but I would be afraid of using it because with all that wood it might be smoked instead of the meat.
post #6 of 16
that would be my call.............
post #7 of 16
Definitely a cigar case in my opinion as well. I agree that it seems very impractical to build a smoker out of wood. It would kind of be a one time use item at that point....
post #8 of 16
The smoke it is refering to is tobacco. That is some type of furniture.
post #9 of 16
I know lots of old timey smokers, especially cold smokers, were made from wood.
Great Grandfather evidently made a big 'ol smoke shack for cold smoking fish, asked my Grandmother if she had any knowledge of it but she sais since she was one of the girls their job was to behead and clean the fish and the men in the family were the ones with the actual smoke info.

Here is a link to the same page you posted but translated.
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the responses guys.

I thought it might be some sort of cold smoker, the cigar idea does seem to make a lot more sense. I suppose that is why it has the candle with bending arm, so that someone can light a cigar off of it.
post #11 of 16
Definitely a humidoor my friend.

I'll bet that little honey is worth quite a bit of money to the right collector.
post #12 of 16
So how much is 59,900 yen in US dollars?
post #13 of 16
1 Japanese yen = 0.010855 U.S. dollars
post #14 of 16
i have made my smoker out of wood, is only measure 3 ft. high by 2 ft deep. and it works very well. have smoked numerous butts and ribs with it, and a few fatties, and get nice results with the smoke. its heated by a hot plate, topped by a cast iron pan that i put the chips in.
post #15 of 16
I vote for humidor. But it's a pretty cool piece of craftsmanship
post #16 of 16
This I would love to see pics of.
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