this was a favorite for many. the cylinder in the center was a plate dryer/warmer from a buffet box. at some point, it had a large spring with a steel plate in it, so that when you took a plate, the next plate rose to the top for the next person.. the plastic ball on the top, was a roadside find. the legs were made with threaded rods, and eye-bolts. currently on display in the home of kafia saxe.