Mystery Photo 6-25-12 | TheFencePost.com

Mystery Photo 6-25-12

Suzanne Shelley of Montrose, Colo., sent this photo in. She is wondering if any of our readers know anything about this object. There is a circular metal tubing or spout at a 45 degree angle in the middle under the lid that you can’t see very well in the picture.

If you think you know what this is, then send your answer to the Fence Post Mystery Photo Contest. Please include your address and phone number. If your guess agrees with our experts’ opinions, then we’ll toss all the correct answers in a hat and draw a winner. We’ll reveal the answer in next month’s Mystery Photo Contest, which is published in the last issue of the month. Entries can be mailed or faxed to (970) 352-7164. The deadline for this month’s Mystery Photo Contest is Friday, July 20, so feel free to send in your answers and take a shot at winning $10 from the Fence Post.

We received 10 entries, two of which were correct, for last month’s Mystery Photo.

Our winner, Bob Stapel of Denver, Colo., identified the object as a Fibre Needle Cutter for use with an antique crank phonograph. Bob collects antique crank phonographs. He said that most people use steel needles on the old Victrollas but you could use wood or bamboo needles which were better for the records and had a more mellow sound. The wood needle would lose its sharp tip when played even once. The sharp end of the wood needle goes in the small tube at the end of the cutter and then the cutter is closed, cutting off a small part of the tip. This would give you a new end to play another record with. It was manufactured by Wade & Wade out of Chicago, Ill.

The photo was sent in by James Dickinson of Durango, Colo.. Congratulations to Bob Stapel and thanks to James Dickinson for sharing this interesting object and photo with our readers!

We still need your help – and your Mystery Photos. If you have an antique piece of equipment, or know of an unusual or unique building or landmark (no photos of obscure landscapes) take a clear photo of it and send it to the Fence Post’s Mystery Photo Contest.

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If your photo is used we’ll send you $10 and your name and photo will get printed in the Fence Post for your friends and family to see and admire. All photos will be returned following publication.

No Phone entries/inquiries, please.

Please send all inquiries to:

the Fence Post, Mystery Photo Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, CO 80632.