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Jay Haines of Lowell, Ohio, says Item No. 616, the wool box we unveiled last week, also looks remarkably like a stand used when husking corn by hand. “You placed the stand on the ground and as you got the ear out of the stalk, you placed the stalk in the box in front of your legs,” Haines writes. “When it was full, you pulled the board back toward you and pulled the string off the spool and tied the bundle.”
The mechanics are the same as the wool box, so it could be that there are similar uses for similar boxes.
No one ventured a guess on Item No. 617, so we’ll show it here again this week.
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