Egg piercer, "push down" variant, pushed down to reveal the pin

An egg piercer pierces the air pocket of an eggshell with a small needle to keep the shell from cracking during hard-boiling.[1] If both ends of the shell are pierced, the egg can be blown out while preserving the shell (for crafts). Examples of egg piercers from the 19th century exist.

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  1. ^ "What is an Egg Piercer?". Retrieved 1 December 2012.