Antique smoker ? ? ?

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  1. circuit theory

    circuit theory Fire Starter

    Hey guys, Well I just joined up yesterday and posted a intro thread. [​IMG]

    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.

    http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g81071961


    Tom
     
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Eh, Tom, It's Written In Japanese...[​IMG]
     
  3. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    maybe it's for smoking egg rolls..........[​IMG]
     
  4. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    is it possibly for cigars?
     
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
     
  6. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    that would be my call.............
     
  7. smokemifugotem

    smokemifugotem Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    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....
     
  8. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    The smoke it is refering to is tobacco. That is some type of furniture.
     
  9. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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.
    http://translate.google.com/translat...ial%26hs%3D0N9
     
  10. circuit theory

    circuit theory Fire 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.
     
  11. hoser

    hoser Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Definitely a humidoor my friend.

    I'll bet that little honey is worth quite a bit of money to the right collector.
     
  12. hoser

    hoser Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    So how much is 59,900 yen in US dollars?
     
  13. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    1 Japanese yen = 0.010855 U.S. dollars
     
  14. 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.
     
  15. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I vote for humidor. But it's a pretty cool piece of craftsmanship
     
  16. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    This I would love to see pics of.
     

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