Friday, October 22, 2010

Can You Guess the Artifact?

We keep finding fascinating artifacts for visitors to handle when they stop by our next exhibit about the businesses that occupied 97 Orchard Street.

This is the strangest and scariest among them. A loose, sharpened spike inside of a metal disk, we approached this one with caution.

Here's a few hints:

It's pretty heavy for it's small size.

The spike can rotate and be pulled out of the casing surrounding it.

And the disk reads "Griswold American 6 in."

So what is this mysterious object?

Take a guess and find out on Monday!

- Posted by Joe Klarl


  1. It's a 6" Reversible Steel Damper for a Griswold American Stove. It was patented around 1915.


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