What Is It?

What Is It? May 2022

What Is It? May 2022

Send your answers to the What Is It con- test, postmarked by May 20, to the Mountain States Collector, P.O. Box 1003, Bailey, CO 80421. At least three winners will be drawn. Winners will receive a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector. 

by · May 6, 2022 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? April 2022

What Is It? April 2022

 This is a magic apparatus called “the Sliding Die Box.” The die has a black open back side. Magicians reverse the die when placed into the box, close the doors and tip the box. Audience hears a clunk. Magician opens the elevated front door to reveal nothing. Door closes and magician tips box the other way (clunk). Audience thinks they […]

by · April 4, 2022 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? March 2022

What Is It? March 2022

Thank you to Unique Treasures of Wheat Ridge for our March What Is It. (Sad to say we had no correct answers this month.) This object was used to send the logs down river in the logging industry. It is a vintage forged grappling hook or chain link.  Log driving is a means of moving logs (sawn tree trunks) from […]

by · March 3, 2022 · 0 comments · What Is It?
What Is It? February 2022

What Is It? February 2022

We had two guesses for our February’s What Is it. Charles Kirkpatrick of Denver, Colorado says it seems like some sort of candelabra (or some kind of lamp) and Jacque Rutledge  of Northglenn, Colorado agrees, saying it is a lighting fixture. We weren’t sure ourselves but these answers seem to make sense to us. Our first thought was that maybe […]

by · January 31, 2022 · 0 comments · What Is It?
The Puls Family Solves the Mystery of Oct.’s What Is It

The Puls Family Solves the Mystery of Oct.’s What Is It

 Dear Mountain States Collector,  We, too, are intriqued by your October 2021 “What I It?” My husband and son and I have put our heads together, done some research, and are hazarding our best guess as to what the item is. For starters, the only decipherable word (of two words) on the object is “All Bright” which is either a […]

by · January 2, 2022 · 0 comments · What Is It?