Did you ever write a word and think ???? that it doesn't look right??? Well, that is how I felt about the word "asparagus" - thank goodness for spell check! The picture is of an olde "asparagus buncher" that farm wives used years ago. There isn't any date and on the bottom it just reads "Philadelphia Buncher" - cool huh ! It opens up with a trigger on the side where you see what looks like a handle. It is fastened to the olde wood and would have set flat on the kitchen work table. I love unique antiques.....I don't have to have the best but I sure do love the unusual. I have this in the store for sale.