Finally: a wheel that's actually useful for someone who isn't a weapons-spotter or a nail and wire salesman! This is a big wheel. From top to bottom, it's 14 inches. The disk itself is 10 inches. It's in fair shape -- certainly useable, but be careful.
I take issue with the garlic information, though. Use it dried and not fresh?
I don't know what ever happened to the Greenleaf company in New Jersey. I googled it and found a Greenleaf of Fairview, New Jersey, whose mission is to "serve the medical cannibis needs of New Jersey". I don't see that herb listed on this wheel.
When I first searched "pipograph", I found a place in Sao Paolo that is described by Google as "manufacturer". Then I found a description of the real Pipograph in the April 1916 issue of Heating and Ventilating Magazine: "...a unique calculator for figuring the net cost per foot of pipe." If you were reading Heating and Ventilating at the time, you could apply to its book department and, for just $1, a Pipograph could be yours.
This wheel is 8.875 inches across and is in pretty good shape, considering its age. The copyright date is 1915. The item right after the Pipograph mention is titled "New Magazine-Feed Boiler". If I were in that industry back then, no doubt this magazine would have been an invaluable resource. But I can't help but find amusement in some of the articles:
Sidewalk Ventilation Gratings Disapproved
New York School of Heating and Ventilation Holds Fourth Annual Dinner.
You all know how I feel about presidential facts wheels: dull as dishwater. Did you know that Millard Fillmoare was an Episcopalian? Handy!
But this particluar wheel is a bit different. Its former owner annotated and updated it and that makes it rather interesting. I do wonder, though, if this person felt compelled to document Kennedy's assassination on the reverse side because he/she felt it might be lost to history otherwise? I'm also curious about the underline under the word "accused".
Here's an interesting wheel produced during the "Aerospace Age"! It certainly has a lot more information than the usual solar system wheels you see around. This one was put out by the Air Force Aerospace Team. I don't know the year, though. I suspect someone with a knowledge of, say, Jupiter's moons could make an educated guess. Jupiter's known satellites far exceed the number noted on the wheel. And Neptune has way more than two!
This wheel is 7.5 inches square and is made of that cheap cardboard of the type that has that weird, cellophane-ish coating on top that tends to peel off. I love the typed Recruiting Service sticker. I wonder if R. Clay ever joined up?
It's another baking soda wheel. As Helloise sez: Baking soda a real workhorse around the house!
This one is specific to baby care. I imagine this is actually a really helpful wheel for new parents who are already on the baking soda bandwagon. You can ease insect bites and clean waterproof pants (remember those?) You can even send off to the company for leaflets.
This wheel is 6 and an eighth inches across and in very good shape. Alas, there is no date on it. It mentions cleaning soiled diapers, so that might be a clue.
Church & Dwight, the company that owns the Arm & Hammer brand, was formed in 1846. Their Specialty Brands division is the top producer of sodium bicarbonate in the U.S. Church & Dwight also makes animal nutrition products (love to see a wheel about that) and Trojan condoms. I'm sure Helloise owns some stock.
The Dial-A-Trig wheel is your guide to triangles. I don't know anything more than that about trigonometry, so you're on your own there. This wheel is 7.75 by 9 inches and someone punched it for insertion into a notebook, which means this wheel got some use. And look! When this was first printed, the patent was pending. It appears Joseph Peter Simini had to have a rubber stamp made to correct the pending part.
It looks like this is pretty easy to use. I guess.
Here's an educational wheel about whales. One side describes the toothed whales, the other the baleen types. It appears to be a product of COSI, the Center for Science and Industry, located in Columbus, Ohio. This wheel is 11.25 inches in diameter and in decent enough shape. I don't see a date, though.
Anything one might wish to know about whales can be found on this wheel: their diets, their ranges, even the shape of their spout plumes. Did you know that sperm whales can dive to a depth of one mile and hang out down there for up to 90 minutes? Incredible! It makes sense. That's where the mysterious giant squid live. The adult male narwhal's tusks is 10 feet long. I don't know how they manage.
From the decade that brought you Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and those horrible motivational posters comes The Feedback Wheel. This is, no doubt, just one of hundreds of giveaways and such crap pedaled to the types of managers who feel they need some sort of teacher's manual or cheat sheet in order to supervise their underlings. I know because 20 years ago I had a boss like that. He posted some of those motivational posters in the office! I remember one: "Attitude". He actually gave out little "TeamWORK" lapel pins and bought every one of us (with his own money, he stressed) a copy of The Flight of the Buffalo, whose theme is basically this: treat your employees with respect and listen to their ideas and everybody's happy. I don't think our boss read it, frankly. In fact, he plagiarized it to write a brown-nosing little speech during which his boss' boss ate candy. Oh, the 90s!
This ugly, flimsy, plastic-coated wheel is full of career-counseling-type bromides and bullet points. No doubt this originated as a PowerPoint presentation. But I'm being cynical, as usual. There isn't anything here that's, on the face of it, ridiculous or dorky, but jeez. I can just see my old boss, if he had this, using it during a performance review or a "team" meeting. Ugh.
Okay, here it is. It's 8.5 inches across and the copyright date is 1991. I appreciate the opportunity to have been of service.*
*actual closing line required for all outgoing customer letters
This is another in our ongoing parade of profit calculators in wheel form. I don't know how old this is. Your guess is as good as mine. It's six inches in diameter and made of plastic, so it's in perfectly usable shape. You just set the number of items and their cost to you, then go crazy with the markup! I'm guessing 80% is for wine.
Is there anything baking soda can't do? I didn't know whether to post this wheel here or on the Helloise page. Baking soda is a camping kit in a cardboard box! It takes up "little space" unless you plan to have more than a couple of misadventures on your trip. You can use it to soothe tired feet, brush your dentures, scrub out your bait bucket or wash the windshield. Heaven forbid, however, if you have a car fire because that's going to cost you the entire box.
This wheel is 8.5 inches in diameter and in very good shape. I don't know how old it is, but it's got to be from the 70s, don't you think?