Primitive Dehydrator Antique made of galvanized metal this is a very large tray with a hole w you pour in heated water to dehydrate fruit on the top of this old galvanized tray. Interesting concept. t is a metal handle to pull this in and out of the drying space you have it on or in . Very large 18 by 26 inches- depth is 4 inch. t is a nice lip on this as well. t is some mild rusting or wear noted. personally it has a nice patina to it obviously not a shiney new reproduction. While I did not put water in it to try it out it looks well sealed and t are no areas worn through. This was from a Lancaster PA family. In Pennsylvania Snitz Pie made from Dried Apples is an old dish and I wonder if this device was not used to dry apple slices.Galvanized items are great to display on the outside garden porch- see this month cover of Martha Stewart Living she has several galvanized peices grouped together. this would make a stunning peice leaned against a wall or hanging from wall - would be neat to sit pot collection on or anchor it and create a unique table top! Think outside the box when it comes to vintage collectibles and the cottage garden! I actually have two of these and I am selling the one in the best condition. I plan to create a potting table with this dehydrator as an insert that can be lifted out cleaned off and put back. It will look fabulous with plants on it but fun to use to pot my plants as well. I will put a shelf underneath the table and one above it like a little shelf- is t a handy man in your life- maybe you can create one too.! Email me if any questions I can answerBe sure to add me to your favorites list !Check out my other items !