On Saturday at work I tried to stay in my office and accession in items that have been accumulating on my shelves.
I was making progress and was able to discard two big boxes that held “stuff.”
Then a little old lady showed up with a huge box full of WWII items. Some are very interesting but I saved them for another day. Luckily her husband wrote little tags with great descriptions and told some history of the items…gotta love people like that!
I have four weeks to clear off these shelves. I might make it. See those sticks off to the side, it is an old croquet set that doesn’t have a stand. I don’t know exactly how I will display that yet. Maybe I will put them in an old wooden box if I can find one…or an old bucket.
Everyone is frantically bringing items into the museum before we close. Every item must have duplicate paperwork, a number, a photograph and be entered into our computer system and a thank you letter must be written. It all takes time. It is detail oriented work so it is impossible to pass on to a volunteer.
Now for the mystery item!
What do you think it is? Did you ever have one? I didn’t and I did not know what it was, but I figured it out. It looks the same on both sides and it has a battery compartment on the bottom. I think it takes two larger batteries maybe D cells.
You would rarely need such a device today. I will update this post tonight about 6 PM with the correct answer:)
Update: It is a battery operated machine that cleans LP Records. The slot has a kind of fabric with fine hairs and the record is cleaned while rotating.