To me it looks like an ancient ice cream maker, but J swears that it is used to make sausage, and how cool it is that the lid smushes the sausage down and how it still has the spigot and blah blah blah. Great honey.
I on the other hand, spot something like this (totally forgot to take a pic of the one in the store):
I was like, J come look at this--how cool is that? He's like what is it? Its a combo step stool, chair, and ironing board--boom! If the one in the store had been in a little better shape, I totally would have gotten it! Oh well, I'll keep my eye out for it ;-)