Here is today's mystery object:
The object is bucket-like, with a clamp that allows it to be secured to a table- or bench-top. It includes a lid with instructions (which are a dead giveaway, so I will not post them here!), a handle that fits through the lid, and an interior mechanism as seen below:
Here is an image of the object partially disassembled, but with the interior mechanism still in place:
What do you think this item was used for? What could it be? Please post your guesses in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.
If you want a close-up look at the writing stamped on the lid, which gives a big clue to this artifact's use, please visit it at the Museum of the Grand Prairie. Can't wait to hear your guesses!