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Have you ever heard it said: "Confusion comes in small
packages"? Well, you have now. This small piece of black
painted cast iron with the pivoting,
wiggly and "S"-shaped configuration is the epitome of
such a statement.
It measures a mere 4½"
in length and solves many a
housewife’s nagging backyard complaint.
Apologize for the lack
of foreground detail, but both
ends have guided groove channeled
ends. The piece looks
like two whales in heat.
Seven possibilities and
your mission is to "Guess Which" on the path to
"Guess What." Keep the number handy and match it to
next month’s correct answer.*
Last Months 'Guess What'
misleading attempts to
help you solve the puzzle:
In-ground earthworm attracter
2) Japanese beetle and gypsy moth trap hanger 3) Wasp warning
electrified) 4) Poison mole bait capsule dispeller 5) Firefly
harvesting hardware 6) Bat sonar flight disrupter (7)
deer scent dispenser triggering system.
planned, we hope confusion reigns—until the solution next
month. A subscripton will guarantee next month’s answer.
to May’s Guess What..?
readers who like research could have solved last month’s
poser by going to the library and
looking up the patent date (July 1,1902)—or if you’re
intuitive about symbols or
designs, the pigeon in flight on the cover should have been an
easy clue to the
What we presented was a two-pigeon
racing timer. A capsule would
be attached to the leg, the birds driven
many miles from the home roost and
released. As they returned, the capsule detached and inserted
into the exterior slot
would freeze the stop watch and determine
the winner on a time-elapsed basis.
The box would be locked to prevent tampering.
This example was manufactured in
South Bend, Indiana, unusual since
most pigeon timers generally come from
Germany and France.