SUE Salter was this week’s reader with the fastest fingers and the correct What Is It? answer: a box used for storing preserved eggs.
Elizabeth Banks, Mandy Kidd and Richard Hughes also wrote in with the same response.
Graeme Brain agreed with them, however, his first thought was that it was a beehive.
“Then I realised that the wires were the wrong way,” he said.
A half-a-dozen more readers thought it was a bee hive, too.
This item was found at the Margate Train Traders, a hot bed of cool and quirky vintage items.