Ready for something new for 2022? Let's take a look at a historical object. The goal is to identify and research the item using the image and the clues I provide.
What sources should you use for your research? Familiar genealogical sources probably won’t help. Concentrate on websites with retail catalogs, periodicals, books, really anywhere you think you can find the answer. You can find these items by using Wikipedia, Google search, Google Patent search, digitized book websites, and digitized newspaper website.
Once you know the answer, post in the comments what the item is and what sources you used. [Answers must be posted in the blog post comments (not various social media feeds) by Thursday, February 4, 2022 to qualify for the prize]. Feel free to add any other information about the item. We are all here to learn.
After a week, I’ll post the answer and more information about the item. Those who have posted the right answer will be put in a drawing to receive a 1-month subscription to Legacy Webinars. Already a subscriber? That’s ok, one month will be added to your subscription.
Your clues are:
- This item is made of a lightweight metal (aluminum or tin)
- This was mostly used by women to complete chores in more than one room of the house.
- You would find this for sale in catalogs in the early 20th
- It could be used in the kitchen but it has nothing to do with food.
- This item saved money
- Though this item has a round "cage-like" shape, not all of these looked like this.
- What is it?
- Where did you find the answer?