Have you ever seen one of these before?
I'd heard about them, but I'd never seen one.
I haven't been able to find much information on them (just the patent), but someone told me that these used to be placed in different areas around town or in factories, and the town marshal or a watchman would stick a key in the bottom and that would tell their supervisors that they'd been there and everything was fine.
(Hannibal Lector actually mentions them in one scene in Silence of the Lambs. Don't ask me why I remember that. I'm full of useless trivia.)
It was just one of those weird things I found and I wanted it. I don't know why.
I think I'll stick it on a wall someplace. No one can ever find the fingernail clippers, so maybe that's where they'll go.
I found some of these awhile ago, too.
They're nails that used to go in the ends of railroad ties. They stopped using them about 40 years ago.
I heart them.
Again, I don't know why.
And I don't know what I'll do with them.
But they were cheap and too cool to pass up.
So that's it for today's show and tell! Thanks for reading!