A very nice lady dropped off this box at the museum. It was one of the last things that I accessioned this year.
The latch on the door did not work so someone taped it. Far Guy has removed the tape marks with goo gone and cleaned up the box inside and out. It is now out on display along with the contents.
It is from the 1930’s. There is a handle on the top of the box. What do you think is inside? I know how to use one. I rather enjoyed learning how to use one. I would have enjoyed having one of my own because I am a curious person.
The mystery item is temporarily sitting on the counter in my office that holds some hands on items. A muff for children to try ( black seal skin), the yellow paper is for the nib pen, and the small container partially filled with coins encourages people to get rid of their pocket change…and my Pheasant that has a sign that says “Touch me gently.”
I have three days of work left. I have more vacation time coming at the end of the week. Probably a good thing too, as I have caught a cold and right now my throat is on fire. I am attempting to fight it off with naps, Zicam and fluids. Far Guy has it too, he is on his fifth day…I am just on my first.
I will be back later in the day to post a photo of the mystery item…guess away:)
Yes, many of you guessed it. It is a microscope. It belonged to a lady doctor who practiced medicine in Brainerd Minnesota, her daughter lives in Park Rapids.