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Old 12-28-2018   #11
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Not a tweezer. The mystery object has real moving parts that slide over each other, whereas a tweezer is basically a modified spring. Nevertheless, tweezers and this device are sold in the same store, but the tweezers are more likely to be found in the cosmetics section. The mystery object is strictly utilitarian, designed and usually employed for a single, well-defined purpose.

No more photographic hints are forthcoming, but I will say this: you would go to a certain kind of store to get one of these. Furthermore, the older you get, the more likely you will be to need (or want) the function of one of these. That said, to the best of my knowledge, neither of my parents ever had one. My mother did, however, perform the same function for a short period making shift with ordinary kitchen tools.
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If you have a fireplace and fit your own logs to it with an axe, you are doing basically the same thing as the mystery object, but with differences in purpose, scale, precision, and materials.
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pill splitter

We have a winner!
Most of the pill splitters I have heard of are the screw type, but this one works more like a guillotine-type paper cutter, except the blade doesn't come all the way down and contact the supporting surface. For whatever it's worth, I am impressed with its performance and reliability. Anyway, here is the Big Reveal:
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GTCU #1980 is yours, Morgan.


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