OK, how good is your knowledge of antique objects? The Thayer Academy archives is asking for your help identifying a recently-received donation.
The barrel-shaped object was brought in this spring by a school buildings and grounds worker. He was given it by a contractor who is renovating one of the school’s houses. The object has a hopper on top and looks like a barrel. It has a shaft in the front with a handle on it; the shaft fits into a socket inside. It could fit on a large table top.
You can read more in an article by Sue Scheible of The Patriot Ledger at http://goo.gl/cO0B0 or you can watch the video below.
By the way, I believe I know what it is. Do you?