Mystery Object 457: Bent Bonus

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 […]

Mystery Object 455: Greenware Gadget

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 […]

Mystery Object 454: Field Find

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 […]

Mystery Object 453: Sanibel Surprise

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 […]