Friday, December 3, 2010

Can You Guess the Artifact?

Check out this artifact we bought while preparing for our new exhibit about the businesses of 97 Orchard Street:

This wooden item consists of two connected parts: its long dagger-shaped body and the revolving  handle built into its side. 

Some of you might be familiar with this one already. Almost any adult who lived on the Lower East Side a century ago would recognize it. A tremendous amount of businesses had one or several of these inside. So what is it?

Tell us and check back here Monday for the answer!

-Posted by Joe Klarl


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