It was used to bend thin strips of aluminum into a very specific shape. And those aluminum strips were tools used to measure something that we don’t hear as much about these days.
This is something that’s existed for a long time, but this is a modern version and it’s still in use today. Though most of the time, it’s never used.
The box contained very specific things, and in specific locations.
Size: Pencil Recorded: March, 2017 Found: Vermont, United States Circa: 1950s? Made: Unknown Material: Aluminum Status: Known Thanks to Chip Taylor for submitting this item! This is the type of thing that’s cheap to produce, and was often used as giveaways. But not anymore. Though both professionals and hobbyists had a use for these things, very few do now. And we’re […]
Susan found this object in a collection of things, and she’s wondering what it is. Can you help?
Size: Big Gulp Mug Recorded: March, 2016 Found: New Hampshire, United States Circa: 1970s? Made: United States (probably) Material: Ceramic Status: Known Thanks to Kitty Mervine for submitting this item! Not too many hints here, but it’s likely an item that someone made, or finished at home. It appears to be made of “greenware,” a common clay material used for […]
Size: Frisbee Recorded: July, 2017 Found: Opelika, Alabama Circa: ? Made: Unknown Material: Cast Iron Status: Unknown An e-mail showed up, and it read: “Hoping you might be able to help with this mystery. Found digging in the back yard in Opelika Alabama. Cast iron and weighs 10-15lb. Note the toe of my size 11 croc in one of the […]
Size: Kitchen Trash Can Recorded: February, 2017 Found: Sanibel Island, Florida, United States Circa: 1980s? Made: Unknown Material: Wire, Plastic Status: Known (Solved by reader) There’s a very popular thrift shop on the island called Noah’s Ark. They get a ton of donations, and sometimes, they don’t know what things are. This is one of those things. They gave it […]
These three things go together and do… what?
This one of those things that you know MUST exist, and yet – what is it?