Here's a dual wheel, presented by Mead's Dextri-Maltose. It was copyrighted in 1924 and is made of some sort of celluloid plastic, I guess. It measures 2.5 by 4.5 inches and is in excellent condition.
This gives recipes for feeding babies with milk, water, and the aforementioned Dextri-Maltose. You dial the baby's age and the weight associated with the average baby is shown. On the back, in very tiny text, are instructions and formulas for very young infants. There's even advice about giving cod liver oil. My father, born in 1920, told me his mother used to give him and his brother cod liver oil. I wonder if she had this wheel?
One thing I love about the back of this wheel is the advice given in case of diarrhea: "Write for Literature No. 109". AND FAST!
Well, it has been just over A WHOLE DANG YEAR since I posted anything here. It isn't because there are no new wheels to show or anything else. It's that I have to use the PC to do this site because the ipad app is so annoying. Actually, the PC is REALLY annoying, but this site works better with it.
Look! A new wheel! This one is in a little book. Dial Your Lucky Number! My lucky number is 9, as it turns out. According to the booklet, it "brings out artistic tendencies.' Okay, I'll buy it.
This book was written by Sydney Omarr, who, I guess, was enough known to merit an entry in Wikipedia. His real name was Sydney Kimmelman. I have to say, Omarr sounds a lot more exotic. You can look him up. I don't have a high opinion of astrologers.
This little book is 3.375 by 4.5 inches. It's in fair condition. The copyright date is 1949. It's a bit stained -- oily-looking. Let's look inside!
You've got your usual ultra-flattering descriptions of your personality. In the back, Omarr presents the Astro-Hand Chart. It's divination by hand shape, I guess. I've never heard of hand shape being a reliable indicator of one's birthday.
But why the wheel to dial your lucky number? It's just a gimic, like astrology itself.