What the Heck IS This Thing #5

The Lovettsville Museum has quite a few farm and household implements and tools from the 19th and early 20th centuries, which have been grouped together as a look-and-touch interactive display and guessing game of “pre-digital era” technology, with answer cards attached.  Many of the objects truly puzzle modern kids, who are amazed that two wooden boxes connected by wires are actually telephones and can transmit voices.

For your consideration and puzzlement, presented here is one of the mystery objects in our exhibit.

 

Can you guess what this object is —

and what it does?  

(Hint: the answer is at the bottom of this webpage)

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ANSWER to the “What the Heck IS This Thing #5?” Game


This is a vintage Apple Peeler.

Hand-cranked apple peelers come in an amazing variety of styles.

With many thanks to the George’s Mill Bed & Breakfast for donating this fascinating gizmo to the Lovettsville Museum.

 

Visit our “What the Heck IS This Thing?” mystery-objects exhibit and guessing-game, on Saturdays between 1:00-4:00 at the Lovettsville Museum, 4 East Pennsylvania Avenue, next to Lovettsville Town Hall.   Directions:  https://goo.gl/maps/PY3noLRzHXF2