WhoZwhatsIts #5

Do you remember a Suicide Knob?

The “Steering Wheel Spinner Knob” was invented by Joel R. Thorp of Wisconsin in 1936. The Brodie name is a reference to Steve Brodie and was meant to describe all manner of reckless stunts. The device is often called a “suicide knob” because of being notoriously useless for controlling the wheel during an emergency. Brodie knobs are also known as “necker knobs”, because they allow steering with one hand while necking with the passenger. It is also called a “knuckle buster” because of the disadvantage posed by the knob when letting go of the steering wheel after going around a corner, the wheel spins rapidly and the knob can hit the user’s knuckle, forearm, or elbow. If the driver is wearing a long sleeve shirt, the protruding accessory on the rim of the steering wheel can also become caught in the sleeve’s open cut by the button. Other names include “granny knob” and “wheel spinner.”  __from Wikipedia

We won’t ask how you know about the Brodie Knob. I’m sure some of you out there in cyber-space have a few stories you probably don’t want to share. 🙂 Watch for our next WhoZwhatsIt…. next week!

WhoZwhatsIts #4

It seems this SPOKESHAVE was too easy.

spoke·shave

ˈspōkˌSHāv/
noun
  1. 1.
    a small plane with a handle on each side of its blade, used for shaping curved surfaces (originally wheel spokes).
verb
      1.  1.
shape with a spokeshave.

WhoZwhatsIts #4 found at Bahoukas in Havre de Grace was a spokeshaver!

But if you didn’t know what it was, here’s a great video to show you how it works!

WhoZwhatsIts #3

Wasp Catcher? Candle Holder? Breast Milk Catcher?

These are some of the guesses we’ve had for this unique item.

Do you know what this is? Another great WhoZwhatsIts from Bahoukas Antiques

WhoZwhatsits # 3 is about 3″ wide and 1″ deep. It has a hole in the top with
about a 5/8th inch opening. Have you figured it out yet?

Another view of WhoZwhatsIts #3 from Bahoukas.

A tiny dish with a big task…

It’s a Vintage Ant Trap!!!!!

You see, you just never know what we might find at Bahoukas! Stop in soon and see what treasure you might discover!

WhoZwhatsIts #2

Sugar Shaker? Salt Shaker? Some  kind of filter? What do you think?

WhoZwhatsIts #2 photo at Bahoukas.com

1st CLUE:  Was sold in the mid-1940s

FIRST guess was a sugar shaker from a Hoosier.

NOPE! More photos…

Yeah we have a winner Becky Fitzgerald is correct…..Mothball atomizer to attach to a vacuum cleaner

ANSWER:  Mothball atomizer used to treat closets and storage areas for moth damage prevention. Attaches to vacuum exhaust end. Glass canister was filled with moth ball flakes and used to fumigate.

WhoZwhatsIts #1

Can you guess?

Bahoukas latest facebook game is name the WhoZwhatsIts

We are starting an identification game and want to see how many people can guess what the item is. The item’s identity will be revealed every Monday and a new item will be put on.

We’ll be playing it on facebook and then we’ll post it here. Join us!

WhoZwhatsIts #1

First Clue:
approx 3 1/2 inches long and 3/4 inch wide; round also tapered on the ends Guess what it is!!!!!!!!

Next Clue:
All very good guesses but none of them are right – CLUE – North & South
We want to know what it is and what it’s used for!

Final Clue:
It’s magnetic

DID YOU FIGURE IT OUT? Here ya go….

It was a Magnet to put down a cow’s throat to make its way through to pickup any nails or metal the animal may have swallowed!!!!

WhoZwhatsIts #2 – next week….