||1. Sugar Nippers Anyone who has ever opened the box of
brown sugar that has been sitting in the rear of the cupboard for a few
months to get a tablespoon or two for a favorite recipe will have no
trouble understanding the function of sugar nippers. Eighteenth-century
Americans purchased crystallized white sugar in cones, which were
usually wrapped in blue paper; sugar nippers were the preferred tool for
biting off a small chunk. Although a cleaver or a hammer might do the
job as effectively, sugar nippers brought style and efficiency to this
common household chore.
2.Tap Boring Tool Barrel taps or
boring tools were used to bore a hole into a large barrel so that a tap
could be inserted.
||3. Baby food pusher As children grow to the age when
they start to use silverware they still can't seem to get the food into
the bowl of the spoon or on the fork. Hence the food pusher to help them
get the food together and into the spoon!
4. Fish Decoys
Ice Spearing fish decoys began with Native Americans. The decoys
were used to attract fish to bring them close enough to spear them
through the ice holes.
Styles of fish decoys
are as numerous as the carver's imagination.
5.Darning Egg A darning egg is
an egg-shaped ovoid of stone, porcelain, wood, or similar hard material,
which is inserted into the toe or heel of the sock to hold it in the
proper shape and provide a firm foundation for repairs. When the repairs
are finished, the darning egg is removed.
||6.Sheep Shears Some sheep are sheared manually with
scissors or hand blades. While some farmers shear their own sheep, many
hire professional sheep shearers.
||7.Pony Brass bridle Rosette Polished harness brass
bridle rosettes, embellished with vintage decorative pieces.
8. Ash Sifter
A late 19th century, homemade, manually operated
ash sifter, roughly hewn, nailed together of old boards found around the
home, with broom stick, shaker handle and 1/8 inch galvanized screening,
etched and eroded through the effects of prolonged use, in sifting ash
so as to reuse the unburned, and partially burned pieces of coal, a
simple made at home energy conservation technology, Circa 1898.
||9.Maple Tree Spiles
Between the Civil War and the mid-twentieth century several other
innovations took place in the maple sugar industry. Metal spouts (spiles)
replaced wooden ones,
||10. GEM OIL FLASK - Steel flask for holding
lubricating oil for the drilling machines in the mines, 4 ¼ in. die,
marked GEM MFG. CO. PITTSBURGH, PA, e
||11.Husking Peg Husking pegs were important because
they helped farmers that were harvesting corn by hand to strip the husks
off the ears of corn. They could grab an ear with one hand and usually
with one motion and with the help of the husking peg, peel the husk off
with the other.
||12. Pie Lifter Pie lifters were used to take the pie
out of the hot oven, they came in many shapes and sizes.
||13.Egg Separator Trying to separate the egg yolk from
the egg white is no easy undertaking sometimes. With this Egg Separator,
the job is much simpler. Crack the egg over the center of the
separator. As you do, the egg white simply slides through, leaving the
yolk on top
||14. Bucket Lifter Bucket lifters were used to
retrieve the bucket from a well. Many were handmade.
||15. Betty Lamp The Betty lamp is thought to be of
Hungarian origin. The Betty Lamp first came into use in the 18th
century. They were commonly made of iron or brass and were most often
used in the home or workshop. These lamps burned
fish oil or fat trimmings and had wicks of twisted cloth
WHAT IS IT WINNERS
8 8/13 Luigi Franciosi South Lyon
8 8/14 Dale Melson
7 8/14 Jami Renhold
6 8/13 Dave & Sherry
Boers, Jim & Maryann O’Connor
WINNERS OF THE DRAWING
l. Tropical Hodgepodge: Judi Seidlitz
2. Cottage Outfitters: Janet Ekel
3. Fun in the Sun: Diane Mossner
4. True Value Hardware: Felecea Geiger
5. Riverside gift certificate: Ande Latosic
6. Fun in the Sun:
7. Light up Flamingo:
8. Thumb National
Bank: Rosemarie Cregeir
9. Tasty Treat Basket:
10. Sandy Shores: Janet
10. Sandy Shores: Scott
11. Parrot Basket: Kim
12. Charity Island Gift
Basket: Judi Seidlitz
13. Independent Bank:
14. Wine Basket: Dan