I’ve had some weird allergies this season. This is the first time that sneezing has been a symptom. I finally broke down and bought some medicine at the dollar store on Thursday night, but it’s terrible stuff. I feel all groggy and weird, even though it says it’s non-drowsy. Whatever.
Anyway, we went to Lincoln for the Lincoln Public Schools auction which is usually the most interesting one of the year, but I was a little too whacked out to appreciate it. Aside from the many, many globes, they had these. What are they?
Pickle jars or science things? Lloyd seems to think that the rubber bands around the side are significant, and that they might be used to roll the crock so it can polish things. They have that very tall neck to accommodate the locking lid, and the inside capacity is about a quart, I’d say.
The locking mechanism is genius. You loosen it then slide it to one side to get out of a hole, the lift it out. There is a rubber ring inside to seal it. I don’t think it’s pressurized at all, just locked so it’s leak-proof.
It’s made by Rosenthal. I don’t know what the 195 means, or if that’s 1,0 or 1.0
There were some little ceramic-y orbs inside, so maybe it’s a polisher. It’s hard to tell, though, because two tables away were the rest of those orbs in an unmarked box. It could have just been somewhere to store these things.
So, I’m stymied. An internet search isn’t helping much. Your thoughts?
Another highlight was in a box of science equipment. There were many pairs of tongs, and I’m pretty sure this is the style of tongs we used for salad when I was a kid. Do I come by my love of auction items genetically or is this just the basic tong shape?