Some problems of daily life have countless solutions. This is one.
In good times, they weren’t used very much, but at other times, having a basket or two of these at the ready was a very good idea.
Today, they sit near a parking lot. No signs, no explanation. But once, they served an important role in this town’s history.
Though it had nothing to do with animals, you’d probably have one of these if you had animals. And despite its size, it required at least two but probably as many as four to operate. And yes, it could kill you if you did it wrong.
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. Mystery Object 460: Measure This was originally published on College of Curiosity
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 […]
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 […]