What Is It? April 2020

   We had several guesses for April’s What Is It but only one person correctly identified the objects pictured to the right. Kate Loyle of Wichita, Kansas tells us these are antique tape measures. Congratulations, you have won a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector.
   All three of these items are miniature sculpture cases for measuring 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 the silver pig’s tail.

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