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Minor mysteries add spice to life at East Linn Museum

"Which way?"

"I think that's upside down."

"Wait, something's stuck in there."

"Looks like a piece of cork."

"It won't shake loose."

"No. I'll see if I can get it. I think I can."

Two lady volunteers at the East Linn Museum are attempting to figure out a small, tin object. A 2-inch-long handle bridges a trough at one end. With raised projections, the 3-inch trough sits within a 5-inch metal frame, with a handle that slides back and forth. Midway between the trough and where the handle fits on, a cylinder forms right angles. A rod runs up its center, attached to a small knob at the bottom an...