We had one correct answer for our October’s What Is It. Dennis Thode of Broomfield, Colorado correctly identified the object as a holder for powder papers. It is a 19th Century pharmacy tool —a powder folder used to hold meds in the days before solid tablets. He is correct! It is a brass powder folder which was listed in […]
What Is It?
We had several correct answers for our September’s What Is It. Congratulations to Jeanne Reynolds of Nederland, Colorado; Jacque Rutledge, Northglenn, Colorado; Carolyn Kundel, Roland, Iowa; Jonathan Bond, Franktown, Colorado; Sylvia Robertson, Evergreen, Colorado; and Violet Easterling, Edgewater, Colorado. You have all correctly identified the objects as pestles to grind things in a mortar or mashers. Called beetles, the beaters […]
Send your answers to the What Is It contest, postmarked by Au gust 20, to the Mountain States Collector, P.O. Box 1003, Bailey, CO 80421. Three winners will be drawn. Winners receive a year’s subscrip tion to the Mountain States Collector.
We had several correct guesses for June’s What Is It. Our winners are: Jean Helzer of Arvada, Colorado; Joan Bond, Franktown, etc. All three of these items are miniature sculpture cases for mea- suring tapes which are rewound manually, by turning a knob on top of the inexpensive German-made coach, winding the crank in the brass mandolin’s base or twisting […]
We had several correct answers to our July’s What Is It. Congratulations to Jean Roller, Boulder, Colorado; Ronald Moreschini, D.D.S., Pueblo, Colorado; Patty Echelmeyer, Wheat Ridge, Colorado; Sharon Filzen of Monument, Colorado and Jerome McLaren of Conifer, Colorado. You have all won a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector. The object pictured above is a wonderful old butter mold. […]