"The world goes 'round, the seasons change, the answers come out here." This wheel has eight questions to test your knowledge of the Jewish calendar. It measures 8.5 by 11 inches and is in somewhat okay shape. It was copyrighted in 1947 by the Union of American Hebrew Congregation.
I think it's a nice looking wheel and I like the answer book that opens up when you lift the cover. I like to colors, too. This one is on the wall here and not in the big trunk where I keep most of the others until I feel like switching some out.
This wheel is pretty short on information considering its size, which, as we have seen, is not uncommon. They could have made this double-sided for more questions. If they had gone to Petrograf Corp., this would have had a better design. Still, I do like the look of it.
The thing that appeals to me about this wheel is the clear plastic arm that rotates around it. I don't know why I like it. One is allowed to entertain foolish fancies, isn't one?
This wheel is 6.75 inches across, exclusive of the arm. The copyright date was 1970. It's made of a sturdy plastic and is perfectly usable. What you use it for is beyond me. What do I look like -- an astronomer?
This wheel is quite recent. It has a URL on it. This was produced by the Michigan State Board of Education. It's a guide to the expected childhood developmental milestones from one month to sixty months (otherwise known as 5 years, for Pete's sake). On the reverse is the recommended vaccination schedule, which is helpful.
This is, as you might expect, in excellent condition and measures 6.126 inches in diameter.
This is a handy little cocktail recipe slide chart produced by -- you guessed it -- the folks at Slide-Chart Corp. and Petrograf Corp. The date on here is 1953. This is 2.625 by 6.5 inches and is in usable shape in spite of the one torn corner. It advertises General Electric water coolers, oddly enough.
I haven't heard of most of these concoctions: Addison, Five Star Final, Snag Tooth Nell, and others. I was disappointed to discover that Snag Tooth Nell has gin and two types of vermouth along with lime juice. Meh. A LOT of these involve gin and vermouth, which seems a bit unimaginative, but good if you're on a budget and don't want to buy rum and brandy and benedictine and scotch and "curacoa". One of my favorite drinks is the Side Car. But the recipe for it on this chart calls for an egg white, for cryin' out loud! They should rename that one the Abomination.
Another is the Earthquake. I can't imagine drinking this one. It's equal parts gin, brandy and absinthe. Maybe the vomiting that comes later resembles an earthquake.
The "prunell" listed on one side refers to a fruit-flavored liquor called either Prunella or Prunelle. It's flavor is described as "prune, raisin, and plum" by a cocktail website I found. It's used to make a Beau Brummel. Sounds pretty awful to me.
This diet dial gives calories for common foods -- such as canned tongue (157 for three delicious slices!) It measures 5.125 inches across and is undated. It's in fair shape, although the window doesn't quite line up as well as it probably once did. I like the colors. I thought that, perhaps, they have faded, but a peek under the upper wheel shows that not to be the case.
I can't say I have ever actually used Knox Gelatine, have you? It was alleged to have nail-strengthening properties, but that's been debunked, I believe. It might be fun to try making a real fruit gelatine dessert without resorting to Jello. I notice that the little picture of the package says "sparkling" on it. What on earth? The little calf on the front is a nice touch, don't you think?
The Knox website is awful. Honestly: how can that be in 2017?
I have a cookbook that shows, in step-by-step photos, how to make your own gelatine from scratch using calves' feet! Thank goodness for Knox.
Remember Expo 67? Me, neither. It was held in Montreal, where you could have visited the Brewer's Pavilion and sampled, perhaps, some Black Label beer. The tiny blurb on the back side shows that the copyright (1963) belongs to Compagnie candienne de L'Exposition universalle de 1967, not to Black Label. Therefore, I'm assuming that any exhibitor could have used this format for their own giveaway.
This measures 4.75 inches square and is in fair shape. This wheel gives the routes and mileage to the Expo from various cities, both in and outside of Canada. Black Label beer is still produced today. "A Canadian product known throughout the world." If you say so.
This is a Russian wheel of USA state facts. It shows each state's motto, the date it was admitted to The Union, and its state flower, of all things. But I have no idea what those numbers are in the other little window. I thought it might be population, but I don't really know. It's not highest point of elevation.
This measures 6.375 inches and is in perfect shape. It's obviously not old: 2004.
If anyone can translate this wheel for me, please enter said translation into the comments section below so we can all learn.
Here's another non-wheel, but interesting nonetheless. This slide chart was copyright 1939. The sliding bit is of cardboard while the outside is a printed plastic. This company is still in business and makes things like sanding belts and disks -- abrasive things! This chart measures 3 by 6 inches.
I like the design of this chart -- the typeface on the title, the Art Deco edge and, of course, the illustration on the back. I can't make out what the little round logo is and I even looked under my microscope. Maybe it's supposed to be a little globe. When you slide the slider, the little windows on the front show up red or green. It doesn't specify what the colors are, specifically, but I'm guessing it's level of danger. ? The cardboard slider has information on both sides, as you can see. If I knew anything about grinding wheels, I would address that here.