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September 26, 2006

What is that thing? (Expanding chrome rack edition)

Filed under: General — Tom @ 10:24 pm

And now a very special presentation . . . What is that thing?



Found a couple weeks ago abandoned in a parking lot, looking brand new, I tossed it into the bed of my truck because I am physically unable to resist such tempting crap. No, I had no idea what it could be at the time either, but I figured it must be something nice . . . so shiny, so chromey, so mechanically interesting. I figured I’d mess around with it at home and surely whatever it was would just jump out at me. Alissa and I thought momentarily that it was a drying rack for clothes, but only the top rack is usable for drying because it’s the only place that’s flat – the rest of the bars are at 45 degree angles. So that’s out. Other than being an extremely inefficient (and tall) table, I really cannot come up with any ideas as to what this could possibly be. So I come to you, good people of the internet, for answers.

Mysterious expanding chrome rack, what are you?



  1. Hey Tom. You are correct, it is a drying rack, though I have to say I’ve never seen one that was chrome. Ours is made of wood….

    Comment by Tom Conley — September 27, 2006 @ 6:03 am | Reply

  2. But it’s such an inefficient drying rack . . . you can only dry one thing at a time on it, right?

    Comment by Tom — September 27, 2006 @ 8:34 am | Reply

  3. That depends….we use ours mostly for things that come out of the dryer “not quite dry”, like socks. You can hang quite a few socks on the various cross-bars! Also, my wife doesn’t like to dry her bras in the dryer, and you can put quite a few of those on a rack like this.

    Comment by Tom Conley — September 27, 2006 @ 9:59 am | Reply

  4. Now it’s making sense! I will have to investigate further when we do laundry again . . .

    As for it’s chromeness, maybe I found a “special edition” or something. Someone might have lost a real treasure.

    Comment by Tom — September 27, 2006 @ 10:11 am | Reply

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