Archive for the 'Years 1910 to 1919' Category

1912 – The Man In The Velvet Suit

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

Yard sale season is in full swing now, and I finally let Mrs. Huntington out of the cellar after her last excursion as I talked about here. She rushed home with a great find today,  much better than that box of shoe lasts’.  It was a nice gesture, although I’m more inclined to believe that she [...]

1916 – Broom Holder Made of a Hinge

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

This weeks tid-bit comes from a 1916 publication by Popular Mechanics. The broom holder shown in the sketch is made of an ordinary hinge with one wing screwed to the wall. The loose wing has a large hole drilled in it to receive the handle of the broom. The manner of holding the broom is [...]