THE HURDLE PEG PUZZLE

This type of puzzle was found to be from England where it was known as Solitare. It dates back over 300 years to 1679   The one shown above was manufactured by Lubbers & Bell Mfg. Co. from Clinton, Iowa.  It comes with a instruction booklet copyrighted in 1924.

Past Weeks


TELEPHONE BENCH

No longer a furniture piece found in todays homes, this telephone bench was placed by the telephone as a place to sit while talking on the phone and to set the phone that was attached to the wall with a short wire.  Next to the seat was an area where the phone directory could be […]

WALL THERMOMETER

This wall thermometer dates back to the 1920’s.  The S. Nagle Coal & Grain Company supplied  Grain, Hay, Straw and Poultry Supplies.  They were located in Ho-Ho-Kus and Ridgewood.  The telephone number at the bottom on the thermometer reads “PHONE 998”.

TOY DOEPKE BARBER GREENE SWIVEL BUCKET LOADER

This toy was popular around 1950.  It was made of pressed steel construction.

PARAMUS BOWLING ALLEY DISH

This bowling alley located on Route 17 was very well known in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  At bowling’s peak, over 40,000 adults in Bergen County alone bowled in leagues.  The alley was home to television shows such as “Make That Spare” and “Championship Bowling”.  There was seating for 500 spectators.  Occasionally, famous sport and movie […]

STROMBERG CARLSON RADIO

When radios became popular home items, they were purchased as living room furniture pieces such as this one.  It had eight push buttons that could be set for your favorite radio stations.  It also had a “short wave” band in addition to the normal AM radio band.  This model contained vacuum tubes.  It was manufactured […]

ADMIRAL PHONOGRAPH

This phonograph, manufactured by Admiral, featured a automatic changer .  Popular in the 1950’s, this player allowed you to stack about five records on the spindle at the  top of the changer.  As one song finished playing, the arm would raise, swing out of the way and allow the next record to drop.  The arm […]

EARLY SCOOTER

This is a early version of the 2 wheeled scooter that we use today.  Notice the spoke wheels and the wood platform.  Now some cities are allowing battery propelled scooters as a means of transportation.

DISEASES AND FEEDING OF YOUR DOG

This book published in 1928  by the H. Clay Glover Company contained 91 pages about the many diseases of the dog.  The company was the most widely known manufacturer of proprietary medicines for dogs in the world.  It also included 10 pages on the care and feeding of dogs.

BAGATELLE

Bagatelle is defined as a game involving the rolling of balls into scoring areas.  This type of game precedes the fancy electronic “pinball games” that we see in amusement arcades today.