What Is It?

What Is It? October 2016

What Is It? October 2016

We had several correct guesses for our October’s What Is It. Walter McKinstry, Jr. of Julesburg, Colorado captures the description. He writes, “Many hat pins from the Victorian period up to 1920s, 1930s have long steel points that went through large hats and piled up hair on ladies of style. Some used as defensive weapons. Smaller pins for pill box […]

by · October 3, 2016 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? September 2016

What Is It? September 2016

William Gibson of Littleton, Colorado thought the “what is it” might be a clothes pin and Terry Cook of Fort Morgan, Colorado thought this item might be used to hold a cloak together. Maybe it could be used in those ways. Technically, the item is a tent hook.  It was used in the American Revolution. It was used between 1778 and […]

by · September 7, 2016 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? August 2016

What Is It? August 2016

We had no correct answers for last month’s What Is It. The picture is of a badge used by union workers from the Baltimore C.I.O. Since we did the Labor Day article in September we thought it would be a good What Is It. Why not try your luck with the September’s What Is It. Hint: It was used in […]

by · August 4, 2016 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? July 2016

What Is It? July 2016

We had several correct answers for our July What Is It? Ann Moore of Georgetown, Colorado pointed out that this “3-bladed medical bladed fleam was used on humans or animals. Rarely did the bleeding process have any therapeutic value. Being bled contributed to the death of George Washington. This has a horn handle.” Fred Clark of Colorado Springs, Colorado points […]

by · July 3, 2016 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? June 2016

What Is It? June 2016

Ronald Moreschini, D.D.S of Pueblo, Colorado identified the June’s What Is It. Here is what he said:   “I’ll bet you don’t get too many answers on this one—It just so happens I have one of these. It reminds me, when I was about 14 years old, we had a small grocery store and filling station, and I used to […]

by · June 4, 2016 · 0 comments · What Is It?