Reference: Object 15
Size: Vegetable Oil Bottle
Recorded: September, 2012
Found: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT
Manufacturer: Individual Craftsman, probably from Pennsylvania
These well-used objects are now trapped in a case, but at one time they were free to explore any corner of the room. Despite having only one leg, they are quite stable and will stand forever unless something knocks them over. Each one is different, but their purpose is the same. What is it?
- Nail holes in feet are post-use. They weren’t found when the object was in use.
- Four pieces are missing.
- They would not have done as well if they had two legs.
“Rip Van Winkle”
There we nine of them originally, and one other thing.
They’re hand made pins for the ancient bowling game of 9 Pins, as mentioned in the tale of Rip Van Winkle. Nine-pin Bowling on Wikipedia