What’s Its From the December 2022 Issue
189-1 A tool for threading wood screws, and a hole threader
189-2 A dentist’s finger guard so he does not get bitten.
189-3 A hog scraper from Europe with a hook for removing the hooves.
189-4 A dispatch carrier for use in a pneumatic tube.
What’s Its From the September 2022 Issue
188-1 A broom hanger, U.S. patent number 85298 https://patents.google.com/patent/US85298
188-2 A Coolpate quack medical device, made in 1902 it was meant to be worn on the forehead and was said to cure headaches, brain fog, congestion, neuralgia, lack of sleep, and fever. A few years later it was sold as a memory band.
188-3 A plumber’s tap borer, it was used to ream one end of a pipe in order to connect it to another.
188-4 An egg candler, used to observe the growth of an embryo inside an egg by holding it up to a light.
What’s Its From the June 2022 Issue
187-1 No answer yet
187-2 An ear horn for use as a hearing aid
187-3 No answer yet, 7″ long:
187-4 A watchmaker’s memory plate, it helps to remember where each screw goes.
What’s Its From the March 2022 Issue
186-1 A cow milking claw for use with a milking machine
186-2 A vintage medical tonsil clamp, designed to hold enlarged tonsils during a tonsillectomy ca 1900
186-3 No answer yet
186-4 A machine used when making or installing tin roofs. “Chas. B. Hilbert Builder Cin. O.” In the 1887 Cincinnati City Directory, Mr. Hilber was listed as “Machinist & Manufacturer of Imported Roofing Machines & Collar Making Tools.”
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