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Minor mysteries add spice to life at East Linn Museum


May 26, 2021

THE GEISENDORFER Hotel is the source of some items in the East Linn Museum's collection.

"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...

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