Wednesday, January 11, 2012

This weekend my family took a trip to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park.  We chased chickens, admired the swimming ducks, picked kumquats, and took a tour of the famous author's house.  Near the end of the house tour I became fascinated by this jug, well designed for its intended use.  For this week's WIIW, what kind of jug is this?  What is it's function?  Any guesses on when or where it was made?

Our guide for the day.


And because I'm a historical archaeologist I love me a privy...

Note red flag, indicates if occupied:)

Last WIIW answer: tobacco and horse urine!  William Pier is crowned the Master of Mocha for 2012!  I know we had some other guesses on Facebook but the post is no longer visible (guessing the word urine is a no no?) so know Master Pier there was some fierce competition, stay sharp my friend! 

Text and Photos: Sarah Miller, FPAN staff

7 Responses so far.

  1. It looks like a hummingbird feeder.

  2. It's either something she used to make moonshine with, or an old bug trap. lol

  3. Debby says:

    Based on mold marks it is probably 1900-1926. Once I decide what it is, then I can figure oit its maker. Could be made,by owens glass manufacturers, not sure.

  4. You're on the right track Master Mocha with the trap idea, but not for bugs. Good dating Debby! I didn't dare touch it to tilt but thought there might be an Owen's scar under there.

  5. Debby says:

    Is it called a pitfall trap? Looks like she could have caught bait fish, frogs, , snakes,spiders, roaches, palmetto bugs.

  6. Debby says:

    One side says checotah okla. The other side probably says Camp minnow trap.

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