The Sloane-Stanley Museum in Kent, Connecticut, is a terrific place to see not only old tools, but also unusual pieces of Americana from Eric Sloane’s collection. The following is but one very unusual piece – can you guess what it is? As displayed in the collection:
No guessing is allowed, unless you wish to guess. And the prize for the correct answer is recognition of your correct answer in a future blog entry, plus something else.
Deadline to submit your answer as a Comment to this blog article: Midnight of Wednesday, November 11, 2009 (one week from today). I will have to determine what the real prize will be – very likely, an item on display on the walls of the shop.
As Sandy and I were meandering at the Museum, a gentleman walked in and was greeted by Museum personnel. I overheard him mention he had in his car a piece he would love to have Museum employees evaluate, and give him an opinion on it. He brought in the artifact, and placed it on the counter by the entrance door. I asked his permission to photograph it, and he allowed me to snap some photos – I include here the following two photos:
I hope these last two photos will help with your “guesses”. Thanks for playing – I look forward to all your entries in the next few days!
—— Al Navas