Wednesday, June 11, 2014
A Rare Challenge . . .
Hello, all! It looks like it is time for another mystery artifact!
The object this week is one that is extremely rare in its full condition, with some records stating only 4 or 5 complete specimens are known to exist. The example in our collection dates from around 1900 and is in quite good shape:
It has a low seat with a central beam or rail connecting the back to the front. The front has 2 pedals and an upright beam that connects to the metal top which has a metal pipe coming off and pointing up at around a 85-95 degree angle with the base.
One hint: we have several attachments for this artifact, one of which looks like this: