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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 […]

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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 […]

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What Is It? May 2016

What Is It? May 2016

  We had many correct guesses to our What Is It for May. The official description is that it is a waffle maker. The Pennsylvania Dutch sunburst adds value to this waffle maker which was designed to be placed over an “eye” or firehole, of a wood or coal range.   Carolyn Kundel of Roland, Iowa; Charles Pheasant of Centennial, […]

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What Is It? April 2016

What Is It? April 2016

We had many correct guesses to our What Is It for April. The official description is that it is a bronze hemming bird. It is probably 19th Century English. It clamps to a table. The beak opens to grip cloth—and free a hand—when the tail is pinched; delicate fabrics are pinned to the cushion at the top. Denny Dahl of […]

by · April 2, 2016 · 0 comments · Feature Article, What Is It?
What Is It? March 2016

What Is It? March 2016

It is so interesting to know that so many readers know what these items are.      Yes, they are ocarinas. These pictured include a bass (top), a tenor (right), a red alto and a soprano. The rare bass, probably Russian-made, is valuable.      Ceramic ocarinas have been around more than 12,000 years. Ancient examples have been cited —small whistles shaped […]

by · March 2, 2016 · 0 comments · What Is It?