When I moved from home, I packed this sifter and left the 2 others (the squeeze & spinner styles mentioned in previous comments). Yes, we had 3 sifters. Blame the yardsales. I bought it at a yardsale about 30 years ago, for 25 cents. The only moving part is some sort of flat wire baffle at the bottom. I just hold the handle and shake it from side to side. No mess, no squeezing/spinning and no tired hands. I just shake it out and keep it in the flour tin. The sieve method (with or without a spoon) is almost as fast, but only no mess if the bowl is larger than the sieve. I've never seen this style for sale, but, amazingly, found a pic that matches - right down to the painted green handle (and the article is on target as well).
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In the 70's, living in Hawaii, my mother made a pretty good living selling Tupperware to people trying to keep out the bugs. She said it was really popular when they were in Japan, as well, although she wasn't selling at that point. Her 30 year-old containers are still doing their job despite some pretty good pantry moth infestations she's had in recent years that affected practically everything in the kitchen except items in the Tupperware.
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