Guess What Article for March 2003 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles
By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man”
Consisting of two bell-shaped metal cymbals, the halves are gently kept apart by a flat steel spring blade with restrictive motion. This makes for an extremely sensitive reaction. It has a high pitch with short resonance that will not damage the inner ear. Attached to a stick, an important clue to focus on is the small, inert coiled brass spring. That’s all we’ll tell you, except for the size: 23/4 inches in diameter on a 251/2 inch-high stake.
You have 31 days to mull this over before the next issue. The answer is included among the following:
- Prototype dancing bear’s battery-operated, bell-clapping apparatus;
- Belly dancer’s rhythm accompaniment;
- Poacher’s perimeter string connecting nighttime alarm signal;
- Open-mouth sugar- water fly trap;
- Shooting gallery backup target sound effect;
- Flying bat research lab blackout labyrinth tester;
- Fisherman’s poke-in-the-ground trout-on-the-line “snooze alarm;”
- Panhandler’s street corner attention-getter
- Hunting dog obedience training enforcer;
- Medicine man’s rain dance incantation stick.
See you next month with the mischief-solving answer. Bet you can’t wait. Till then.
*available for acquisition
Answer to February 2003 ‘Guess What?’
If memory serves me correctly, “Three Feathers” was a blast from the past – a popular bourbon of the day. It might have helped solve last month’s challenge … that, and choosing number 9: venetian blind triple-slat duster. The wing nut adjustment mid-shaft allowed for folding and compact storage.*
* Thanks to Carl and Norene Thoresen, Enfield, Conn.