11 Curious Items From the Past With Functions That Are Too Hard to Guess
It is wrong to assume that people of the past were less inventive than you and I are today. Their imagination was rich enough to create a variety of things, some of which were useful, and others were, well, quite strange.
For example, there was a reusable body cleaning pill, which was also inherited. There were car vases, a device for measuring applause volume, a pocket sundial, a toaster fork, and other quirky objects.
Bright Side has assembled a small collection of vintage accessories, the purpose of which modern people often struggle to figure out at first glance.
11. A car vase
10. A reusable cocktail pick
9. A device for dialing a rotary phone
8. A mechanical circular calculator
7. A hooked ice pick
6. Victorian ice cream spoon
5. A toy washing machine
4. A pocket sundial
3. A perfume flask necklace
2. “An egg shell topper cutter — found this under the floor of a nineteenth-century house.”
1. The Clap-o-Meter
Do you have any strange old things like this lying around your house?