What's this weird bathroom cabinet-like thing for?
October 23, 2012 11:15 AM Subscribe
My friend's apartment had a small fixture in the bathroom that I've never seen before. Help me identify it.
posted by Fuego to home & garden (12 answers total)
Earlier this year my friend moved out of an apartment in Philadelphia that had a bathroom fixture that was foreign to both of us. In its closed state, it looks like a metal plate in the wall. When you push on a corner of it, it swings open and there are two metal rims, high and low, that look like they could hold a bottle of some sort, except there's no bottom for said bottle to rest on. It doesn't look like it's missing any pieces. The apartment was in a high rise of recent construction, so this isn't some odd relic that is no longer relevant. Or is it? We both were stumped about what this thing is.
Picture of it closed here
Picture of it open here
I have seen nothing like this before or since. What is it for?